Category Archives: Out and about

The fading memories of bombers

It’s Battle of Britain Day, although there seemed little acknowledgement of the anniversary. In our area, it was not the Fighter Command who rose to meet the Luftwaffe who were the presence of air forces, but aerodromes from which both … Continue reading

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Kafka in a bookshop

Is the bookshop still there? Or has its odd eccentricity disappeared, carried away like so many things by the government’s lockdowns? It had only been encountered because the door of the barber’s shop had been firmly locked. A shutter was … Continue reading

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Why the Church of England will die

All Saints’ Church, Langport and the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Huish Episcopi are within a few hundred yards of each other, one can walk from one to the other in a few minutes. The parish of Huish … Continue reading

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Pots on a ferry

On Monday, I crossed the Irish Sea on a Stena Line Ferry. The water was as still as could be imagined and the crossing was so punctual that the deck doors opened at exactly six o’clock. Stena Line ferry trips … Continue reading

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A blithering idiot goes forth

“Dad, please try not to look like a lost tourist.” My son admonished me on the telephone. He had tried to explain to me how to buy a Leap card to use on the trains, trams and buses. With travel … Continue reading

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