Monthly Archives: July 2020

Shopkeepers

A caricature peers from a shop doorway. It is unmistakably that of Ronnie Barker in his television role as Arkwright in the BBC Television comedy series Open All Hours.┬áIt is thirty-five years since the penny pinching shopkeeper who had a … Continue reading

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Instagram brings more from time

Instagram has photographs of my home area of Somerset that convey a sense of the extraordinary beauty of the place. Sometimes the photographs present places in ways that I had not been able to see. Of course, Instagram creates the … Continue reading

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Summer nights

Moths in the car headlights and warmth in the night air evoke memories of summer evenings in his childhood. Riding in his father’s car on switchback roads across the Somerset Levels, the moths marked the conclusion of the day for … Continue reading

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Too much reading to do

Reading has always been a passion. Reading anything there was to read. Reading included almost any piece of printed material that came into our house when I was you. Every page of the Daily Mail was read, including the business … Continue reading

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Lawn mowers

There is great contentment in brushing the grass clippings from a lawn mower and putting it away. There is a sense of a duty having been fulfilled (and possibly a wish for very dry weather, a wish for weather so … Continue reading

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