Category Archives: Out and about

A lack of industry

Passing a closed business building, there was a sense of encouragement from seeing lights shining through a reception door. In this year of all of the years of the post-war era, the news that the building was to be refurbished … Continue reading

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Commercialism

There were certain seaside places that were not favoured by my father. “It was a lovely place, ” he would comment, “but they have spoiled it by letting it become too commercialized.” Listening to him, it would have been hard … Continue reading

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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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