Blog

01
Jun

My wondrous new website

Well the old one had done great service.  The result of a short course a few years back at the local college where I learned enough HTML to cobble the thing together but it was certainly showing its age. (No parallels please)...
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01
Jun

It’s never as bad as I think

Since I last wrote a lot has happened.  The season is now properly underway with Herts County Show an almost distant memory.  Once the main season starts the days roll by with such a speed it’s hard to catch up.  Herts County...
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15
May

I’m so excited

You will note that I resisted capitalising the s word or adding ‘O’s as my iphone predictive texts suggests I might like to do (as if it were the OED).  The use of that particular s word has become one of the...
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13
May

Armageddon in Malvern and beyond

The Spring Garden Show at Malvern has become a favourite in my calendar.  The location is wonderful, nestling at the foot of the Malvern Hills with superb views in every direction.  The site itself is spacious with plenty of room for everyone...
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04
May

No overnight sleeping

The latest in my series of Mr Alexander/Authority interfaces occurred today when I returned to the Ilfracombe coach and lorry park from a frustrating foray into the town of Ilfracombe attempting to drum up support for the Victorian Celebration to find a...
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02
May

Ilfracombe doesn’t do irony

For the first time in many years I’m not working and it’s early Spring Bank Holiday weekend. If my memory serves me right (and as you know if you read my blog it might not) it was as a result of falling...
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25
Apr

Locked up in Lincoln Castle

In the nearly 1000 years since William the Conqueror built Lincoln Castle, I am not sure there have been many nights when it has been inhabited by only one person.  The weight of history is on my shoulders because here tonight as...
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16
Apr

My carnivore is holed up in the dairy

The old guy made it through the outlying fields, ignoring the tasty little lambs with the mint plants sprouting temptingly along the edge of the field.  Past the cows with hardly a thought about a rare ribeye steak with pepper sauce.  Carefully...
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13
Apr

Sonnet 37

I’ve been updating and upgrading my website.  I am hoping it will be ready to launch this month and there will be a blog about it in due course.  The old one has done stalwart service over the last five years, if...
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