I spent the May Day bank holiday back home in Hastings at one of the town’s pagan-themed festivals, Jack in the Green. Basically the big green fellow parades around for a bit and is then ritually slaughtered at the local castle, thus celebrating the arrival of spring. Also followed by a large amount of morris [...]
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The ideal British bank holiday outing: we went for a picnic at the local nuclear power station (Dungeness). Upon arrival it began to rain so we ate in the car. The subsequent attempt to go for a wander along the beach was quickly abandoned due to rain, wind, and freezing cold. Nevermind. On the way [...]
Bet it costs a fortune to heat. Pleasant woodland scene of the week; near Stonor, Oxfordshire.
Here are some photos from December that I forgot to post. From the waterlogged wastelands north of Slough.
Went for a wander on Sunday the weekend before last from Wallingford to Swyncombe Down and then to Henley. Really nice day for taking photos: today’s theme is trees.
Here’s some photos from my wanderings at the weekend. This week it’s the charming village of Ewelme in Oxfordshire and an equally delightful nearby pig farm. Factoid of the day: the building in photo #19 is apparently the oldest state school in the country.
Went for a ride on the new Emirates Air Line cable car at the weekend with blodgett and another acquaintance. It’s pretty awesome and heartily recommended. Unfortunately while we there it rained continuously so instead of photos of the amazing view here’s a collection on the theme of rain droplets.
Out wandering high up in the Chilterns near Russel’s Water I came across these pretty fluffy things. No idea what they are as usual. Perhaps some sort of dandelion? Blodgett would know. Daily factoid: perusing the previously linked Wikipedia article, I discovered that these plants are adjacent to a pond featured in Chitty Chitty Bang [...]
The protagonist was thrilled to finally meet his long-standing hero, cyclopean freak “Mandeville”, at the Paralympic rowing this weekend.
I spent last weekend visiting some northern acquaintances in Yorkshire. On Saturday we went on an adventure to Richmond Castle via Darlington. And a very pleasant castle it is too! It’s got a nicely preserved keep which you can climb to the top of for some excellent views of the quaint market town and surrounding [...]