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Monthly Archives: August 2016

End Of The Tour

I could have ended in London, where we stayed with my mum for a couple of nights and met up with our eldest son who helped to set up the Deptford Cinema, a community project which featured that night on BBC local news in one of those coincidences of timing. Next day we left for … Continue reading »

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Another Anniversary

My views on Margate have had mixed reactions. There are some who think it a wonderful place and are optimistic about its future. Others see it as a rundown hangover from a past that is irrelevant today. Some see it as a chance for those who cannot afford to live in London or Brighton, but … Continue reading »

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Down To The Waters

Waking up in Travelodge we decided to get up and out before breakfast to head for Dungeness. It meant a drive down through Kent and we wanted to travel so we could enjoy the countryside. The weather was supposed to deteriorate over the course of the day, so an early start was advisable. Google offered … Continue reading »

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Leaving It To Chance

Driving means you have less time to look around and definitely reduces your appreciation of the world about you. All I could see on the journey south from Market Harborough to Maidstone was the tailgate of trucks on the A14, M11, M25, M2, etc. What was visible of the countryside was that great monoculture of … Continue reading »

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It was Forty Years Ago Today…

Market Harborough is a pleasant enough town. It could do with a little attention being paid to the river that runs through it, unless a series of stagnant pools instead of a flowing stream is what they planned to have beside the car park. There's no easy access to the mowed strip of grass that … Continue reading »

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It was Forty Years Ago Today…

Market Harborough is a pleasant enough town. It could do with a little attention being paid to the river that runs through it, unless a series of stagnant pools instead of a flowing stream is what they planned to have beside the car park. There's no easy access to the mowed strip of grass that … Continue reading »

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Anniversary Tour

Forty years ago, I was carrying out the traditional 'decorate your mother in law's house' ritual, on the day before my wedding. Only later did I discover that there is an alternative tradition of a stag night. But to be honest, I would have been too tired after nailing down stair carpet before getting the … Continue reading »

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