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Brrr…

No, we don’t have a Big Freeze here in Somerset – far from it – but we do have rather an over-abundance of grey skies and damp air and a general impression that this is the dullest, dankest time of year. But … Continue reading

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If you can’t beat them…

Some will remember the  force of the winter gales which ripped across the country last winter, destroying vulnerable buildings and bringing down trees, before floods hit Somerset and made us front page news. Our dear old African Hut, complete with … Continue reading

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The new seat

Back in the days of storm and tempest, when trees were falling like nine-pins, a massive oak keeled over in the village, bringing down fences and destroying a wall. Over the next few weeks it was not unusual to hear … Continue reading

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A perfect day

There are some days which stand out in memory as ‘perfect’. Last Tuesday was one. I rose at 6.30 and watched the sun rise over Flatford Mill on the Suffolk/Essex border. Painting by 7.30 I tried to capture the early … Continue reading

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By the sea

The sea has been a bit over-excited in recent months, but during a day spent down at Watchet, on the Bristol Channel coast, it seemed fairly well-behaved.  The harbour was calm enough and the dredger hard at work to keep … Continue reading

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All put away

I’ve put away the tinsel, the lights, the Christmas scene, I’ve tidied up the clutter and vacuumed, swept and cleaned. I’ve fingered cards from loved ones, with messages sincere, Placing memories in boxes – stored for another year. With bins … Continue reading

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2014 blows in like a Lion

The British are good at weather. We really do love talking about it and we have a strange attitude to it too. We always feel that Our Weather is Special. Other parts of the world disappear under floods, or freeze, … Continue reading

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