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Virgin

Recently I came back to London from Stockport on the train, a Penguilino, geddit? – specially decorated for Christmas by a little girl who won the competition. Family fun is one aspect of Virgin’s presentation. More solemn is the locomotive … Continue reading

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in the garden, blue tits

As part of a project to stop my brain from turning into a stony mush I have just calculated that in the last nine months the birds in the garden have consumed a quantity of sunflower seeds equal to the … Continue reading

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mouse

When I walked into the kitchen last night and turned the light on I surprised a mouse on its usual path. They like to run along the back edge of the work surface, close to the wall, round the back … Continue reading

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nature notes (3) The Fall

Today I saw a fox trotting up the garden path with a fat bunch of unruly feathers in its mouth. Come to think of it I haven’t seen either pigeon for a while. And S has been out and bought … Continue reading

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nature notes (2)

Sitting at the kitchen table by the big window overlooking the garden, we have a good view of the rats. They’re bold and relaxed. At first, in the winter, there was just one that I noticed. An elderly rat, taking … Continue reading

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nature notes

They’ve brought ibex back to parts of the French and Italian Alps where they’d been hunted to extinction, they’ve reintroduced beavers to the Scottish highlands and the great bustard to Salisbury Plain. The red kite has been a great success … Continue reading

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A bit of a laugh

There was a Tory MP on the radio this morning warning against a wealth tax. He said we must be careful not to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. Like that MP I know little about economics but … Continue reading

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S. speaks

“This morning I woke up at 10.30 – gone downstairs, she’s doing the mail. –any mail? You’ll have to come back in an hour’s time. Walked round the block – go back – we’re doing change over, come back at … Continue reading

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On urination, a post script

Ballywillan cemetery

Portrush moves up the hill as the graves move down

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waking up

it’s no use having a blog that you only write every two months is it because  who’s going to keep looking to see if there’s anything new? Oh well, soon I’ll retire, I might even abandon the bloody garden to … Continue reading

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