Monthly Archives: June 2011

Almost Devon, western Dorset….

Our road trip down to Dorset for the weekend, began with the motorway to Gloucester and then across the Cotswolds to Cirencester, Swindon and south of the M4 into the chalk country west of Marlborough.I was reminded how different the … Continue reading

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Almost Devon, western Dorset…part two

This additional post is simply to display further pictures in a gallery:

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One hundred not out..

This is my 100th post since I started the blog last November. Since then, I have written over 44,000 words which would be a significant portion of a novel ( which average 75,000 to 100,00 words) Think of the royalties … Continue reading

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Drinking from a fire hose just to book a B and B

A post or two back, I wrote about Patrick Leigh Fermor who, amongst his many other varied achievements, walked from London to Constantinople as a nineteen year old in the 1930’s. Recently, Ben Macintyre wrote in The Times : Reading … Continue reading

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The Pack Horse in Hayfield

After our positive experience of The Pack Horse, Hayfield (described here) we booked a table for two for dinner on Saturday night. This typical old village pub, built in local gritstone, has been transformed internally into a stylish and eclectic … Continue reading

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Patrick Leigh Fermor

..writer, scholar, adventurer and war hero died yesterday in Worcestershire at the age of 96. This remarkable man set off at nineteen years old to walk across Europe to Constantinople sleeping in a barn one night and a castle the … Continue reading

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Our War …or is it?

This post was prompted by a remarkable TV programme shown on BBC 3 on Tuesday night. Many British soldiers in Afghanistan now film their experiences on their own cameras, making this war the most recorded ever. It followed the experiences … Continue reading

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