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Pelion

So it turns out that Pelion is a mountain in Greece which sort-of doubles up as a small region, and which is therefore not a place as such, at least not when it comes to getting to somewhere specific within … Continue reading

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Emerging Into The Light

The light had something of a wonky yin-yang quality to it as we walked out of the woods towards the golf course at Barton-on-Sea last Sunday.

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La Vendee August 2013

Day 1 – Home to Le Mans Heavy showers and a congested¬†M25 disappeared soon after a pain free Channel Tunnel ‘crossing’ that led on to a straightforward journey to Mister Bed (compact, adequate, clean, friendly, cheap) located on the edge … Continue reading

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Annecy 2012

Mon 13th Aug. New Forest to chunnel reasonably quick and uneventful. Delay at chunnel. Chunnel to Dijon very quick and very expensive – 46 euros toll! Weather cloudy, bright, no rain to speak of. Wooded deer bridges! Dijon hotel in … Continue reading

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Ellie ‘n’ Shellie

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Giftmas

So, once more the season of extreme and irrational consumption has been and gone, leaving in its wake depleted bank accounts, inflated guts and no doubt the odd fractured family. We were fortunate not to suffer too much, if at … Continue reading

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Surreal, quirky, sweet and funny… in fact the movie was everything the comic wasn’t for me! Being a bit of an Oni Press fan I gave it a go some time ago, but it simply didn’t engage me, so¬† perhaps … Continue reading

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Dublin

Before I get on to what I want to say about Dublin, I’ll say up front that I had a really great time there, although precisely how much of that was down to the city or the people is hard … Continue reading

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Little Lost Hedgehog

Caroline found this tiny baby hedgehog marooned in the middle of the lawn, gently roasting in the bright sun and looking a little worse for wear. Slightly smaller than a tennis ball when curled up, it was sporting a couple … Continue reading

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Paul Gibbins 20th Oct 1940 – 19th June 2010

Eulogy for Paul Gibbins. When I came to write this I was initially reluctant to mention Dad’s blindness overly much, because for me it didn’t really define who he was. However, on reflection it came to me that it revealed … Continue reading

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