Monthly Archives: August 2020

Not going on holiday

Our first family holiday was in 1971, a caravan in Lyme Regis for the week. 1973 was our most extravagant year, a week camping in a field outside of Saint Ives in Cornwall in August and a week in a … Continue reading

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Teenagers

A survey of fourteen ¬†year olds shows that while few went to church, most believed in a divine power; while few believed in hell, most believed in heaven; while some thought life ended when you died, others believed in reincarnation. … Continue reading

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More books

The lockdown has brought a greater appreciation of simple things, like brown bread, English butter, Cheddar cheese, McVities Digestive biscuits, Yorkshire tea – and books. Overseas travel has become practically impossible, as a consequence of which, everywhere in England¬† has … Continue reading

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A locomotive at the window

Looking out from the delightful La Fleure shop in Langport, the view is of The Hill and of the corner at which North Street meets Bow Street. An Instagram picture prompted reflection on a familiar story. What if one had … Continue reading

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Machinery

A tractor made slow progress up the lane, cutting back protruding branches. The work was necessary to allow the combine harvester to reach a field of grain at the top. Within an hour of the way having been cleared, the … Continue reading

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