Monthly Archives: June 2016

Memories of Kimmeridge Bay

This is Clavell Tower built as a folly around 1830 on the top of Hen Cliff at the eastern end of Kimmeridge Bay along the Jurassic coast of Dorset. Kimmeridge Bay is one of those unspoilt corners of Britain that … Continue reading

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Three Trees

I see these trees every time I drive past Burley Golf Course in The New Forest and this picture was one of the first ones I ever took with a 35ml Minolta. These trees have always held a fascination for … Continue reading

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Omar’s selections for the last day of Royal Ascot

Saturday, the 18th June, is the last day of the 2016 Royal Ascot meeting and believe me, it cannot end soon enough for my liking. I gave up backing anything after day two when both of my selections were so … Continue reading

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Omar’s Selections for Day 2 of Royal Ascot 2016

I am so sorry.  My selection for the first day at Royal Ascot today trailed in with the washing and despite placing one Dreamie each way there was still no return.  I am truly and deeply sorry for this.  However, … Continue reading

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Britain’s Military Strength

In the current EU Referendum debate the issue of Britain’s military strength has only been referred to in broad generalisations along the lines of ‘Britain has the fourth largest defence budget in the world’. Contained in the metrics used   GlobalFirepower showing … Continue reading

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Splinters for lunch in Dorset

Splinters 11 – 12 Church Street Christchurch Dorset BH23 1BW Date & time of visit 03.06.16 @ 1200 How many times have we walked past this place without stopping in for a coffee or a meal? ‘Several’ is the answer. … Continue reading

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Adam Lindsay Gordon

I am currently reading through Brough Scott’s ‘Henry Cecil – Trainer of Genius’ and came across these four lines of philosophical poetry: Life is mainly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your … Continue reading

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