Ah, Swindon. Who hasn’t dreamed of visiting that mythical Wiltshire town? I know I certainly have since I started walking along the ridgeway last week. So armed with maps and ample supplies I returned by bus to where I’d left off last time and headed west. It’s a primal landscape dotted with iron age hill […]
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I was somewhat distraught on a recent visit to Eastbourne when I discovered the fish fountain described previously on these pages had disappeared! Not just the fish but the water feature and plinth had also vanished. Alarmed, I emailed the Enterprise Centre and heard no response for several weeks. I became convinced that I had […]
I went for an adventure this afternoon in the hitherto unexplored region north west of Reading. Started in the pleasant village of Streatley and headed in the general direction of Swindon along the “ridgeway” national trail. At first it was a little dull and plodding, the only interesting site being this memorial to a solider […]
Went for a really long walk last Monday where I discovered the previously discussed tank-tractor. On the way back to Henley there was a really awesome sunset and I managed to take some nice photos with the trees silhouetted against the dramatic clouds.
The latest innovation in farming combines both tank and tractor technology to make this wonderful machine: The farmer is surrounded by more screens than your average software developer. Although after a while he had to stop and poke about with the trailer in a rather low tech way.
Went down to Portland near Weymouth the weekend before last to go camping and climbing and generally be outdoors-y. Here, our encampment! Where we went climbing on Saturday: Nice sunset sky in the evening.
Where does wheat come from? Today doof.me.uk can exclusively reveal that it grows on plants! Wheats have ears – they’re listening to you!!
I really liked how this old gate looked when I was out walking this afternoon.
Very very hungry caterpillars. Saw these ones having some sort of conference on a plant between Henley and Greys Court this afternoon. Also a bee, a fly, and an unidentified red insectoid.
Furry. Looks friendly. Alas couldn’t figure out how to zoom in my phone’s camera before it scampered. Not furry. Looks alien. Do NOT approach! Figured out how to make my phone zoom in for this one. Digital zoom is totally not worth the effort. Are Nokia really the only ones innovating in this space? Should […]