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I always believed that leaving the EU would drive up standards. This very fine contemporary scaffold is next door to Monkey Nuts on Middle Lane. Truly a masterpiece of design and engineering.…Continue
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Every so often something happens in my life which inspires me. Last weekend such a thing happened. I took part in, and did tolerably well at, an icosathlon (from the Greek icos = 20, athlon = contest). Like decathlon, you know, Daley Thompson in the Olympics, all those years ago, only this is 20 events. Unfortunately for the world what this inspires me to is vanity and dire prose.
So what has inspired me.
1) Camarederie - two…Continue
This is a blog, and since one of the things I know well and care about a lot is me, I feel entitled to write on the subject. Perhaps my researches might help someone else.Continue
I tried volunteering as a hobby about three years ago. I'm really not very good at it, the main problem being that a volunteer such as I has to strike a balance between doing what is asked of him, and his desire to more good than is currently being achieved. I am in the fortunate position of knowing more about most things than most people, which obviously enables me to offer enormously useful advice in almost every circumstance in which I find myself, indeed to propose changes to the way…Continue
The garden is looking pretty good at the moment - I like my garden overcrowded and full of stuff. The nettles are doing well - their purpose is to attract butterflies, but it hasn't happened yet. The apple tree has a lot of tiny apples waiting to grow - the June drop should be a big one. Not sure if I have the patience to follow the RHS advice to thin by hand! The pond is looking very full and clear, now that I have…Continue