Blog

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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13
Mar

Discovering my inner pink

One of the great things about living through times of major social and cultural change is that one can occasionally celebrate such change and feel liberated, relieved and excited by the new ways of thinking and acting.  One such for me is...
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08
Mar

Ilfracombe Kickstarter campaign

Well the project to raise £1500 for the final weekend of the Ilfracombe Victorian Celebration is now live.  You can check it out on https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/990902434/ilfracombe-victorian-celebration I really hope you will feel able to pledge something towards this fantastic event. Those who have...
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27
Feb

Good folks

One of the great pluses of the life I live is the people I meet on the road.  I don’t mean just the casual passers-by in the service stations of life, but the people who take time to speak to me and...
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