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The Year Without a Summer

Previously I blogged about the eruption of Ilopango, a volcano in El Salvador that plunged the world into darkness, both literally and figuratively. I touched upon the year without a summer, 1816, but here I want to develop that further. 1,563 more words

Family History

The Colours of Autumn

I had received an invite from my friend the week before last, asking if I were free that Sunday, and whether I fancied a walk. Having no specific plans, I naturally accepted, and so it was that we set off from the Foxton Locks car park on a beautifully bright and sunny Sunday morning. 365 more words

The Redemption Windows in Leicester Cathedral

The Redemption Windows

in Leicester Cathedral

On 24 April this year, two new stained glass windows were dedicated in Leicester Cathedral.  I had a chance to see them, face-to-face, in the beginning of June.  1,926 more words

Richard III

00000 Million

For week 2 of the #FP4Party, I thought I’d use that roll of 120 that’s been hanging around in the fridge for a few years. 453 more words


Towpath Memories - back to the Grand Union Canal

Before I start telling the tale of today’s canal journey, I feel I should add to the review I did in my last post as my ride highlighted a serious failing of the app (yes it’s been a few days and I’ve changed my mind!). 1,834 more words


The Sealed Knot

The Sealed Knot at Bradgate Park,Leicestershire