Monthly Archives: October 2016

Omar’s Diary 31st October – Halloween and a surprise birthday party

    Tonight is Halloween Night, the night of ‘Trick or Treat’ whatever that entails. It cannot be a very nice thing as the Servants have drawn the curtains at the front of Omar Towers, switched off the lights in … Continue reading

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Tormore Whisky, The Stag and Hound and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The Stag and Hounds at Braywick between Maidenhead and Windsor is where I had my first taste of English bitter that I paid for legally myself as I was then eighteen years old. It was where I was introduced to … Continue reading

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Babylon and F Scott Fitzgerald Revisited

I was introduced to the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald by one of my teachers, David Gowers. To prevent anyone who is interested in English cricket from thinking I am well connected with the sound of leather on willow. I … Continue reading

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Unusual Cloud formation over New Forest

This is just one of three cloud formations that passed over Sway in the New Forest here in the UK. Has anyone got a meteorological explanation for them?

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Unseen Britain – Bath Guildhall Market

Enter the ‘Bath Guildhall Market’ passing under the sign at the Bridge Street entrance near the Pulteney Bridge and you will be walking in the footsteps of merchants, traders and customers from around 800 years ago to the earliest records … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Evensong at Tewkesbury Abbey

For Evensong the congregation are allowed to sit in the choir stalls immediately behind the choir which was made up of ten boys and about ten men whose voices ranged from tenor right down to deep in the boots bass … Continue reading

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Unseen Britain – Well Alley in Tewkesbury

Well Alley is just one of the several alleys that nowadays form shortcuts to and from the main streets of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire and I explored it on my first evening in the town. Today they are sanitised and many … Continue reading

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