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17
Jul

Clock swap

‘Hey Mate!’ The Liverpudlian twang was unmistakeable. The two words rhymed perfectly and the ‘t’ of the ‘mate’ was almost sibilant, hissed through closed teeth, ‘You wanna hand? I’m bored and I can help if you wan’ ’. The speaker, a gangly...
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14
Jul

No more two day weekends

It’s not that I dislike one day events. The drama of the concentrated celebration always makes for memorable afternoons in the British summer. Some of my favourite gigs are one day wonders. There was a time when I’d do two single day...
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30
Jun

Loanhead for you, Loanhead for me

I worked my way north for four days from Ilfracombe to Loanhead last week. The longest trip ever between gigs in my travelling life, it was both relaxing and enjoyable to watch Britain unfurl through my lorry windscreen. The best was the...
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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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