Category Archives: local

Following the Path

I was heading towards the track where we walked at the weekend through part of Northam – starting at Goats Hill Road, a road flanked by a somewhat superior housing development on one side and a less superior one on … Continue reading

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Northam May Fair

This has to be the most enjoyable fete that I have ever attended –  crowds of happy relaxed people of all ages, and masses of fun things to do and see. Real community spirit. And of course, it was the day … Continue reading

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3 short local walks: how I spend my days here

 26 Sep- Northam Burrows Driving along alone,  tide coming in, I open my window and catch cows’ sweet scent. I arrive at the tip of the Burrows, and sit quietly, looking out across the estuary to Appledore. An elderly woman drives up … Continue reading

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Westward Ho! slow-down-look-out

mild, grey with cloud and yet warm sudden quiet rhythm of the ocean. warmth on the back of my neck no cars, just a few peaceful holiday makers. I walk along the edge of land and ocean; the surfaced track … Continue reading

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More Tea, Vicar?

Some things in England don’t change very much over the years – sadly, our red telephone boxes have mostly been flogged off and you don’t see that many helmeted bobbies on the beat nowadays –  but come this time of … Continue reading

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Crude and Stupid: Two Horror Movies for Earth Day

more about “A Crude Awakening“, posted with vodpod more about “The Age of Stupid: final trailer Feb …“, posted with vodpod These films explore  two of the major issues of our era: dubbed Peak Oil and Climate Change. For two sane … Continue reading

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Now Comes Earth Day

Why do I keep having these ideas? And more to the point, why do I feel compelled to follow them through? You may remember back in the winter, I wrote about searching for a good site to make a pebble labyrinth. … Continue reading

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Earth Hour on Northam Burrows

I am continually amazed at the sudden shifts in temperature and weather round here. Today – a bright sunny spring day, out with the family. In between pushing the baby buggy uphill, loaded with our newly-gathered stone collection from the … Continue reading

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CONNECT (Skystones pics)

view of Skystones from top of tall ladder – circle 1.8m dia. Just to show that I am back to stay – here are some pics of my current work, showing at the Museum of North Devon. It is called … Continue reading

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Sky Stones

Now I have a filthy cold. Can’t understand it. With Christmas looming on the horizon and nothing done, and a piece of work to make for early January- not to mention numerous other deadlines – here I am, flopping about the house … Continue reading

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