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A statue to honour Spike Milligan

At last a statue to honour Spike Milligan will be unveiled very soon at Stephens House.  What a wonderful tribute and thanks to The Finchley Society who are still raising the funds. 103 more words

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Old postcards are a mine of information

Old postcards can be purchased in secondhand shops in The Lanes, they are often interesting, as well as a source of inspiration. The imagination can run riot.   422 more words

Brighton - Out And About

Rudyard Kipling at Bateman's - loved it!

A wonderful place and in my view one of the most friendly National Trust houses we have visited.

Most of us know about Rudyard Kipling’s work which included The Jungle Book and Just So Stories, so what a privilege to have a chance to almost step into his shoes and walk round the house and garden that he loved. 683 more words

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Just a personal memory of Richard Attenborough

A film maker that got to the heart of how things really were. I only met him once on the set of the feature film ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ where he directed our marionettes. 69 more words

Brighton - Out And About

An awful bank holiday

Had to find something to cheer up such a dull day

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I’ve never been into soup and jam making but found myself  creating soup out of a giant courgette and a couple of tomatoes from the allotment.   48 more words

Brighton - Out And About

ONCA opens it's doors again.

Not sure how I missed earlier events including one called ‘A Living Forest’ linked to the Born Free Foundation. But I was glad to be invited to a story telling and poetry event tonight, which means that after problems with funding ONCA is up and running again. 432 more words

Brighton - Out And About

Unusual bits and bobs in the garden

   

Nightlight holder, the small scarecrow (a present) an old sundial, one gnome, a cactus in a cracked aquarium on it’s side. two coloured parrots (another present) a web provided by a spider and some of those ducks, now that the wood has mellowed they look quite good. 10 more words

Brighton - Out And About