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Cley Skies or Cley Days…

The small village of Cley situated on the North coast of Norfolk is a popular destination for tourists and birdwatchers. Its full name is Cley next the Sea and its pronunciation is a question of debate! Some locals pronounce Cley … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cley next the Sea, Landscape, Nature Reserve, Norfolk, North Norfolk Coast, Sculpture Trail, Skies, Uncategorized | 13 Comments

The Garden at 120

I am always keen to visit newly created gardens, so whilst in London for a few days last month, I read of a new garden in the City which had only opened the week before and just had to pay … Continue reading

Posted in 120 Fen Court, Architecture, City of London, London, London Gardens, London Views, New London gardens, Sky Garden, The Garden at 120, Uncategorized, Wildlife | 4 Comments

Life on The Edge

Just a few miles south of the West Midlands conurbation, tucked below an escarpment topped with an Iron Age hill fort, lie some very curious former dwellings…the Rock Houses of Kinver. I have known of these rock houses for years … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Drakelow Tunnels, Kinver, Kinver Edge, Kinver Light Railway, Military Establishments, National Trust, Rock Houses Kinver, Subterranean Britain, Uncategorized, Wildlife | 12 Comments

Theatre of Small Convenience

A couple of months ago whilst walking through the picturesque Worcestershire town of Great Malvern, I spotted a door of an old building with an unusual sign…”The Theatre of Small Convenience”! Reading the notice below, this tiny building, transformed from … Continue reading

Posted in Curiosites, Great Malvern, Theatres, Uncategorized | 9 Comments

A Squawk In The Park

If you have ever visited any of London’s parks or gardens, then the chances are you may have heard a very un-British bird call. If you have been lucky you may even have caught a fleeting glimpse of some bright … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Kensington Gardens, London, London Gardens, Parakeets, Uncategorized, Wildlife | Tagged | 10 Comments

Rye Rambles

Whilst I have spent a lot of time visiting places in East Sussex, I had never been to the eastern part of the county specifically to Winchelsea and Rye, so last July, booked a few days away to explore them. … Continue reading

Posted in E F Benson, East Sussex, Mapp and Lucia, Nature Reserve, Pett Level, Royal Military Canal, Rye, Rye Harbour, Uncategorized, Winchelsea | 19 Comments

Gormley Men

Last weekend a farewell party was held in the small Warwickshire village of Lowsonford to say goodbye to one of its famous residents.   Whilst only in residence for a year he had received many visits from art lovers and … Continue reading

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A Sad Day for Norton Folgate

Two weeks ago the Spitalfields Trust campaign to halt British Land’s destruction of Norton Folgate went to a judicial review in the High Court. Today I learnt of the Judge’s verdict… Justice Gilbart found in favour of Boris Johnson, the former Mayor of … Continue reading

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In Search of Shingle Street

A couple of years ago whilst in a bookshop in Aldeburgh, I saw a black and white postcard of a row of coastguard cottages called simply “Shingle Street”. It looked a desolate and mysterious place and one I simply had to … Continue reading

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A Blogger’s Year

It is that post Christmas/pre New Year time for reflection, a chance to look back over my blogs from the last twelve months and to begin to think about next year’s posts… It has a been a full year and I have visited lot of places, … Continue reading

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