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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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09
Apr

Vive la Difference

On the Radio 4 news I hear that Bruce Springsteen has cancelled a concert in solidarity with objections to a new law in North Carolina which insists that public toilets are used by people following their birth gender identity, and not from...
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02
Apr

Memories are made of this

I have some wonderful memories.  I consider myself one of the luckiest people I know.  I have met wonderful people, travelled up and down this great country visiting beautiful places seeing them at their best (and sometimes their worst) and have been...
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27
Mar

Back to Blue

This blue-blooded, true blue, blue sky thinker is back to normal (ish) which many of you may be much relieved to know.  Some people were worried that Ms Alexander’s Travelling Show wouldn’t be quite the same somehow. The nadir was plumbed and...
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20
Mar

More inner pink

It’s not been a good week. I almost put up my ‘Jeffrey Barnard is unwell’ notice.  That’s how bad.  I’ve been trying to work out why it’s been so bad and maybe writing this will help.  I will try not to make...
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