Category Archives: Reminiscences

Thirteen Years Ago . . .

Thirteen years ago, 23 February 2005, a new adventure begins. Experiments with a Panasonic DMC FZ3, a camera I still have but seldom use these days. Here is what Steves Digicams said, “ The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 is an affordable … Continue reading

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Another outpouring of . . . ?

Sir Terry Wogan has died, aged 77, of cancer so we are told. I remember him well for his record programme years ago and I enjoyed his apposite remarks about the march of the traffic cones. I cannot remember when … Continue reading

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Farewell to the English Pub . . .

Pictures from the past . . . 24 July 2008 The Bay Horse, Terrington, North Yorkshire. Convenient for “Yorkshire Lavender“. A nice pub we thought, then under new management, and we thought they deserved to make a go of it. … Continue reading

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Cars Cost Cash . . .

Pictures from the past . . . 12 June 2008 This was a good, useful, comfortable car in which we made several continental journeys. Alas, it chose to strip the teeth off its cam shaft drive belt near Thirlmere in … Continue reading

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Treemendous . . .

Pictures from the past . . . 2 October 2007 This tree produced very heavy crops of apples. They were all attacked by maggots as the fruit set, and so began to rot and fell off in large numbers. We … Continue reading

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The Turning Out . . .

You will see that the “turning out” title is no longer just books. There are many of them left to go, but we have progressed on to stored timber from the garage as well.  A great sawing up session to … Continue reading

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Ah ! . . . Parenthood . . .

Get’s you right there doesn’t it ?

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Memories . . .

Sorting some books this afternoon, I came across the following passage, written by Dom Gregory Dix, first encountered whilst at theological college some 40+ years ago.  It struck me then as a very fine piece of writing and an almost … Continue reading

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Reminiscence – and current affairs . . .

Many years ago I and others were walking away from our local war memorial having had the Remembrance Sunday Service in the church before processing to the memorial to read the names of the fallen and for me to speak … Continue reading

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“We didn’t mean to go to sea”

Pin Mill – the gallery takes a little while to . . . . [cincopa AACA-17Tfdg9] A place I have long wanted to visit.  I read “We didn’t mean to go to sea” by Arthur Ransome – probably at one … Continue reading

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