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I can’t let May 2017 pass by without mentioning, again, the House Martins that have flown back to Fordhollow. How many of these are from last year’s brood (or broods, we think there were two hatched from the one nest)? … Continue reading

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Canna, my dog named after the Hebridean island, is good at scenting. The other day she stopped pointing into the fresh grown long grass. Close examination showed the chequered plumage of a hen pheasant, unmoving, flat to the ground. Sadly, … Continue reading

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MAY 5th

The fifth of May is in my memory from schooldays when the first swifts arrive back from their African migration, usually picked up first from their whistling calls, then seen in their wheeling flight arcing round the Abbey and ham … Continue reading

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Changing times; yesterday morning here at Fordhollow we were lucky if we could see a broadband download speed of 1Mbps. By midday we had a download speed of 30Mbps! We have had to cope with the broadband oddities of living … Continue reading

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My second novel is complete, in terms of a ‘final’ draft MS. Now it is time to put it on one side for a short period, then get back to it for review, revision and third party edit. BIRCHLAND HALL … Continue reading

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Since I studied Creative Writing at Middlesex University fifteen years ago I have been in several Writing and Book Groups. One of the most enterprising is the Walking Book Club set up by Number Seven Dulverton, the book and arts shop … Continue reading

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SANDSCAPE: the movie

We are nearly there, despite Somerset Film and the Engine Room’s immense workload there is a close to final version of Sandscape Artist, now titled SANDSCAPE on YouTube. It can be seen HERE.

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