Category Archives: Out and about

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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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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Living in a rain shadow

“John and Pam used to say to me that they couldn’t understand how they got much more rain where they lived in North Devon than we did here in Somerset,” ”Rain shadow, Mum.” ”What’s that?” ”At Ham school, Miss Rabbage … 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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Somerset songs

Trying to find my way around an unfamiliar corner of the north-east corner of Somerset, on a route I would not have chosen, there came music from the radio that reminded me of the history of the people of this … Continue reading

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