Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rain, wind, coal-mining and heroism.

So W and I are back. From windy, rainy Herefordshire where we awoke, as expected, to the singing of the birds. And where we also awoke on at least five of our ten mornings to the pounding of the rain … Continue reading

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I’ve packed the gin. Let’s go.

Ruby stands waiting. The gin and the bird-books are packed. W has joined me, and she and I are off tomorrow to Herefordshire for ten days’ communing with nature. Avid readers of this blog will have to curb their impatience. … Continue reading

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So what do you say to Sai Baba?

(This is Part 2, follows on from ‘Filming Sai Baba’ on May 31st) So there we were, the four of us, in a cold little room, six thousand miles from home, sitting at a trestle table with the man – … Continue reading

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Children are a pain

The kitchen of this flat, apart from looking out over the point where most of the long-haul stuff coming in from around the world does a sharp a left turn before headingĀ  down on its final run to Heathrow Airport, … Continue reading

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The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth the Second.

So now, in this land so steeped in its own beloved history, hardly have we recuperated from the jollifications attending the marriage of Kate and Wills, than we are plunged into the year-long run-up to the next royal caper – … Continue reading

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