Category Archives: Out and about

Somerset’s tsunami

The school humanities club today dealt with the tsunami of 30th January 1607. The waters hit the low-lying Somerset coast with such force that they swept fourteen miles inland, reaching Glastonbury. The Polden Hills became a peninsula and High Ham … Continue reading

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From my sister’s house . . .

There is a familiarity in the drive from Ilminster to High Ham, even on a winter’s night. The village of Westport is always sleepily quiet. It was intriguing to discover when once reading Bradshaw’s canal guide that a waterway had  … Continue reading

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Visiting my grandparents at Christmas

Even in summertime, I never remember to take flowers. And today, even if I had been the sort to arrive with a bunch of red carnations, I wouldn’t have been able to do so, every single business in Langport was … Continue reading

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Making loaf

The bread van passed me on the motorway at five to seven this morning. I know it was five to seven because, on Radio 6, Chris Hawkins was handing over to Shaun Keavny for the final time, Shaun Keavny leaving the … Continue reading

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Kids knowing more about less

One teenager had not heard of EDF. The company engaged in a project costing £20 billion (or is it £25 billion?), a project in the same county, was no more than three letters that signified nothing to the person who … Continue reading

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