Fly-past

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They’re really quite big, aren’t they? Certainly I think the chap with the pushchair thought so, though to be fair, they were a lot closer to him than to me. Dad and Junior apparently took this low-level flight along the … Continued

Opportunist

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My plan to get out and about today was frustrated by the car deciding to play up, which put me into the kind of mood in which you wouldn’t want to have to be trying to hold a reasonable conversation … Continued

White on white

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I’m currently trying to push through a project that should have been completed three months ago, and which is causing me so much stress that I’ve finally forced myself to grit my teeth, woman up, buckle down, and apply some … Continued

Camouflage

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Everything is still looking very brown around here at the moment – except for the things that are grey. Or brown and grey. So if you’re a small grey and brown thing, and a human invades the orchard where you … Continued

Goniatite

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I love fossils, and when I was walking through the market in Stratford a few months ago, and saw a man selling some on a stall, I couldn’t resist going to have a quick rummage. This is a goniatite, which … Continued

New Year, same old me

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I don’t really make New Year resolutions as such – I tend to think that self-improvement should involve ongoing small efforts, rather than occasional massive resolves that are almost inevitably impossible to live up to – but I have begun … Continued

Last swan of the year

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R and I went into Stratford today for a final meal of the year at The Oppo, which has always been one of our favourite restaurants in the area. Over lunch we discussed the high points of 2017, and talked … Continued

Old Tramway Bridge

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You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell … Continued

Dusk

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At the rising of the sun and at its going down We remember them. At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter We remember them. At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of … Continued

Sparkly

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A very quiet day today, mainly spent slogging through some back processing. I didn’t even go for a walk, which is poor – but when R came back in from his yomp around the parish he said that the ground … Continued