Category Archives: Out and about

Hippy time

My supervisor had been working in Poland and Latvia for the past two weeks. ‘There were surprises’, he said, ‘things I had not expected. In post-Soviet countries, it was surprising to find hippies’. I recalled seeing a documentary about the … Continue reading

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Courtesy drivers and a grumpy old git

Friends had a wonderful Scalextrix layout. In an age when Fomula 1 racing drivers were household names, we would imagine ourselves as Jackie Stewart racing to a world title. Of course, there would be moments when loose or faulty connections … Continue reading

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Club Days

Only today did I discover what it was all about: The objects of the Society shall be: The encouragement of Thrift, Self-help and Sobriety of Conduct in each individual member, and the promotion of a Spirit of True Comradeship, Friendliness … Continue reading

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Four and a half miles of separation

There is a fingerpost in the village of Shapwick that announces that High Ham is four and a half miles. The first time I noticed the sign, it seemed such an unlikely claim that I measured the distance from Shapwick … Continue reading

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Beltane in Glastonbury

On Monday, it will be the first day of May, a bank holiday Monday The last time May Day fell onĀ  Monday, a trip to Glastonbury brought an encounter with a large crowd gathered to mark the pagan festival of … Continue reading

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