Category Archives: Out and about

Finding Excalibur

‘Go to Shapwick Nature Reserve. You can walk the bronze age track’. The Reserve last month became only the second National Nature Reserve in the country, a place of tranquility away from traffic and development. We easily found not only … Continue reading

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Something beautiful makes a difference

Tracing the story of a Great War soldier from his birth in Ruthin in North Wales in 1895,  through the ugly hell of the Western Front, I came upon a moment of beauty, In December 1918, he had been married … Continue reading

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A magical mystery Tor

My friend thinks Glastonbury is a magical place, she is not alone in her opinion. The walls of a circular room at the county museum in Taunton are inscribed with comments on Somerset and its people. Quotes from famous writers … Continue reading

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French lessons with Laurelle and Jean

Travelling from Lyon to Marseille on a Saturday afternoon had been a delightful experience. I had never travelled on a TGV before and sat in the top deck of a carriage watching the Provençal countryside pass by. The end of … Continue reading

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Footballers are dishonest

Not all of them, not most of them, but certainly some of those who play football are dishonest and cannot but be aware that their intention is to deceive. They will endeavour to ensure a game goes their way, whatever … Continue reading

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