Monthly Archives: September 2015

Chestnuts

These are the first fruits of the Sweet Chestnut trees we planted in 2011, hardly a harbinger of a Dickensian Chritmas round a roaring fire, but a great first sign Advertisements

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Super Moon Eclipse

Sitting on the terrace in my dressing gown, with a mug of coffee and binoculars, as one does, at 3.00 am, I watched the ‘Super Moon Eclipse’. What was striking was how long the red Earth shadow was lasting, hours … Continue reading

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MOON MONDAY

My last post was wrong – the moon eclipse is in the early hours of Monday, 28th, between 3 and 5am, total at 3.57 hrs. Who will be up for that – I hope I will; early bed tonight.

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Autumn at Fordhollow

Four days on from the Autumn Equinox and the weather is set fair for days of sunshine and overnight cold; last night we had a ground frost sugar dusting the grass in the valley. Leaves are turning to rich colours, … Continue reading

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Lifeboats

Quick visit last night to The Old Ship Aground Inn, Minehead, for a pre-match meal, and there was a ‘shout’. The RNLI launched both their RIBS, the smaller in the water first, then the larger Atlantic Rib, down across the … Continue reading

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Fifty-six years ago…

On this day, 17th September 1959, I caught the train from Bridgwater, via Bristol and Shrewsbury to Oswestry, and by the evening I was Gunner Tolson, J 23……- I won’t give the whole number – I still use it! And … Continue reading

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Requiem for Private Hughes

Is now published as an e-book on Amazon, and will follow as a paperback shortly. This is an exciting day – for me. The story has been with me for many years, gradually building. It is good to see it … Continue reading

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