Monthly Archives: October 2020

Barometric pressures

“My Nan left me a barometer in her will. I have it hung on the wall and I tap it and announce to my family that the needle is going up or down. I haven’t a clue what it means.” … Continue reading

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The anniversary of Rat and Mole

It is the anniversary of the publication of one of the most popular of children’s books of all time. On this day in 1908. Kenneth¬†Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows was published. It has remained in print ever since. It … Continue reading

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A card for health

Extraordinary as it seems to me, the date approaches when I shall no longer have to pay for NHS prescriptions. The National Health Service is something for which I shall always be grateful. POVJ 46 was my National Health Service … Continue reading

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Maritime dreams

In a cloud of spray, the lorry bearing the logo of Maritime Transport rolled steadily down the M5 motorway in Somerset. The¬† trailer was buffeted by the strong winds and surface water left by the heavy rain parted like a … Continue reading

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An odd sign

It is some years since I last noticed the sign. Checking recently, it was still there. Walking through Langport, you can cut from the church at the top of The Hill, past the old Saint Gilda’s Convent, and down Priest … Continue reading

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