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Anne of the greensand

Anne Lloyd Jones, who died last month aged 102, always yearned to live on the greensand.  A keen gardener, she found this soil to be the best for her plants.  957 more words


Beachy Head Marathon 2014

During my first attempt at the 50 Mile Challenge back in July, I got chatting to a few of the other runners (as I often do) and asked them the question I like to ask all runners: what’s your favourite race? 2,582 more words



They told me to write what I love so
I’ll write about all the shades the September moon has been in my lifetime,
the early winter mists above dewed grass rolling… 14 more words

Celebration of 5th anniversary of South Downs National Park signing

As threat grows from A27 expansion plans

Brighton & Hove Friends of the Earth (BHFOE) is today celebrating the 5th anniversary of the signing of the South Downs National Park Confirmation Order by the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP in Ditchling, who was the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in 2009. 251 more words


A History of My Year in 30 Buildings: Part III

The year trundles on from the flooded and frozen days of winter and early spring into the budded and promising days of the early summer. As the fields dried out I found myself exploring the South Downs, Yorkshire, South Wales and Southern Hampshire on various trips and weekends away. 404 more words


Fitter, Faster, Stronger

The arrival of autumn equals wholesome family walks. The 3 are now so much fitter, stronger and faster that a country walk along paths and through fields and woodlands is no longer burdened by doubts as to whether we’ll make it or not. 272 more words


I Drew My Ship

Latest video with the wonderful Elle Osborne.  Sadly she can’t play at the moment, but she makes up for it with some proper beautiful singing!