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Fig-uratively speaking

August 2, 2011 7 comments

Nope, this is my first fig from the fig tree variety Brown Turkey planted in a pot a couple of years ago.

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July 27, 2011 13 comments

Meet lush puppy – a friend’s 14-week-old lemon cocker spaniel.

He’s a totally adorable bold, soft-mouthed little chap, probably to be named Charlie, although he answers to anything at the moment.

No luxury dog beds required – he’s happiest snoozing flat out in the dust under a bush.

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July 26, 2011 15 comments

what the cat dragged in…

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13th Photo Competition – Contentment

July 24, 2011 39 comments

The subject is Contentment.

It can be a picture of contentment or a scene which evokes that feeling in you or others.  There – that’s pretty loose isn’t it? Didn’t want to make it too tricky.

Entries (loads of them would be good)  please by midnight GB time Sunday 7th August. Read more…

A view of Le Tour 2011

July 20, 2011 15 comments

It was the helicopters I heard first,  approaching from the west, still quite high and then swooping lower, following the riders up the last winding ascent before the road flattened on the headland of Cap Frehel, Brittany.

Somewhere out of view, near the flamme rouge which marks 1 kilometre to the finish, began a Mexican wave of sound, a crescendo which rippled along the ten-deep bands of yellow-capped spectators lining either side of the road. Read more…

A Tale of Two Bikes

June 25, 2011 27 comments

You wouldn’t think it would be hard to spend upwards of £500 on a light, nippy, flat-barred road bike, would you?

I’m talking the kind of bike that you stick a rack on plus a pannier or two and maybe some mudguards and pedal reliably to work and back in the week. There must be loads of them. Well, there are on cycle shop websites anyway. Read more…

Cat mystic

June 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Sorry but this tickled me too.  This is definitely the last one… until I find something better   😉

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The 10th Photo Competition

June 4, 2011 44 comments

Theme:    Joy

Deadline:  Saturday 18th June,  midnight wherever you are.

Feel kind of privileged to be doing this.  Very much looking forward to seeing your pics! 🙂

Dog tease

June 4, 2011 4 comments

I don’t usually post this kind of thing… but it made me laugh


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Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’, keep those cheeses rolling…

May 30, 2011 6 comments

It wasn’t supposed to take place at all this year but the great Brockworth tradition of rolling a cheese down a 1 in 2 hill and then running after it, survives.

It survives the massive over-hyping of it and the visiting crowds from all over the country and abroad that caused such chaos in 2009 that it’s whole existence was called into question. Read more…