Monthly Archives: May 2016

The EU Referendum and a plea to voters

At this point, 28th May 2016, of the referendum campaign most of us will have decided how to vote on 23rd June. Some of us, at this late stage, will still be undecided but that is a right just as … Continue reading

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Honeybees at an oceanography centre

Yesterday, 21st May 2016, we made a visit to the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton where there was an open day for members of the public to see what the institute does but more of that another day. While … Continue reading

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Tewkesbury – speedboats, movies and abject poverty

The first part of my walk around Tewkesbury started from the car park at the rear of the Tudor House Hotel and down to a narrow road called named Back of Avon which hugs the bank of the Mill Avon. … Continue reading

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A Reed Shaken By The Wind

This book was first published in 1957 following his journey through the marshes of southern Iraq with Wilfred Thesiger in 1956. In Gavin Maxwell’s words from the ‘Author’s Note’ he described the book as ‘the story of a journey through … Continue reading

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Horizon by Tim Harrison

This is an installation in the gardens of the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth created by the artist Tim Harrison. “An experience of landscape for me is about seeing what I call roots. That is the landscape stripped bare with its … Continue reading

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The Bournemouth Gin Festival 7th May 2016

  I was not quite sure what to expect when we booked tickets for our selves and two friends to go to a ‘Gin Festival’ at The Pavilion in Bournemouth. My previous encounters with gin have been with the standard … Continue reading

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Halfords Butchers in Tewkesbury

Halfords Butchers 45 High Street Tewkesbury Gloucestershire GL20 5BH Date of Purchase 29th April 2016 This is a treasure of the Tewkesbury High Street and as their website declares, it is a traditional butchers with meats of all sorts on … Continue reading

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