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My Favourite Movie of 2013: A Field In England

“Viewing A Field In England is a powerful sensory experience. You can almost feel the squelching mud beneath your boots, the sharp meadow grass scratching at your ankles and oh yes, the euphoric sense of discombobulation which all coalesce in a brilliant and immersive way; somehow providing an overwhelming sense of home.” 7 more words


What a Folly.........

I suspect that a Folly is predominantly a British phenomena.  There is a saying that “An Englishman’s Home is his Castle” and that is as true today as ever. 392 more words


January Contrasts.........

The Weather Forecasters predicted snow, yellow weather warning are in place, and it may yet arrive… but not as yet.

Instead we have enjoyed a day of contrasts and there is nowhere better than in our local woodlands to enjoy the full range of that contrast.  172 more words


The Hidden Beauty of Brighton

There are typically two reasons that people travel to England for a vacation of any sorts. 1) They want to see the old-world cottages, the old appeal of a simpler time of life, and everything the historic side of England has to offer. 175 more words

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"The Hollow Land" by Jane Gardam

This lovely collection of stories for children—originally published in 1981—captures its eight-year-old protagonists’ innocence and, yes, naiveté, but maintains its dignity throughout, never slipping into irony or an affected “little kid’s voice.” It follows the friendship between Bell, son of a farming family in the Hollow Land (so called for the abandoned mines underneath) and Harry, son of a London-based journalist who brings his family to a country house there on occasional vacations. 155 more words

James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small~A Book Review

The Heartwarming True Stories of a Vet Who Cared for Animals with Skill and Compassion

Five years ago I sat down on my families sofa one evening and picked up a copy of “All Creatures Great and Small” and began to read it. 935 more words

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January 25th.......and is it Fungi Madness ?

Fungi is something in most years we associate with the autumnal months of October and early November. There were spasmodic showings but now well into the winter month of January we are being treated to mass outbreaks of Fungi. 201 more words