Category Archives: England

Tales from UK Lockdown: Week 10

Adjusting to a Different World 26.5.2020 So we’ve been in lockdown for over 2 months but now the government have eased restrictions a little, I wonder if life can ever truly go back to how it was. Despite the negative … Continue reading

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First Month of Lockdown

Trying to Stay Positive 21.4.2020 As Coronavirus spins its deadly web around the globe, I am sat here wondering how some people are handling the different world we live in. Confined to our homes for a month now, I have … Continue reading

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From Life Changing Fears to Simple Pleasures

28.03.2020: Today feels strange. Was it a week ago Mum and I were enjoying a walk around West Dean Gardens? With fear of the coronavirus spreading, they shut the shop and café but kept the gardens open for visitors to … Continue reading

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Going #Green Gets Mean

Re-visiting Brighton in 2020 was something to look forward to, but for the unfamiliar motorist, it could be a trip laced with peril. The weather was perfect; a crisp frost, an expanse of clear blue sky with not a cloud … Continue reading

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Eulogy to a Special Friend

In loving memory of Barney You were one of two brothers in need of a loving home. When we met you at the rescue Centre in Liss, the moment you trotted through the door, your chocolate brown eyes met mine … Continue reading

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Bright ‘n’ Breezy 2019

How Traditional High Street Shopping can be a Feast for the Senses (re-blogged) January is a pretty dismal month for all of us but if there is one highlight for us, it is the Bright ‘n’ Breezy 2019 backgammon tournament. … Continue reading

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Rosebrook Chronicles (The Hidden Stories)

As 2018 is drawing to a close, it is time I revealed a little more about a new book I’ve been writing this year. The concept of this book of stories arose in Yorkshire, over 2 years ago, whilst visiting … Continue reading

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A Shaggy Dog Story

For something a bit different, I wrote this piece for Good Dog Magazine, an online blog promoted via Twitter. Sadly, they seemed to have disappeared, so I hope they won’t mind if I immortalise our best 4-legged friend on my … Continue reading

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Riches and Rags, a Day Trip to #Brighton

Brighton is a town of Colour Today’s post is a recapture of a recent trip to Brighton. I’ve been visiting this town since my early teens, in fact it was 1980 when I was first captivated by the quirkiness of … Continue reading

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Reflections of Christmas 2017

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat. There is something a little extra poignant about that song, which I can’t define, Christmas being the one time of year that stirs … Continue reading

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