Monthly Archives: October 2016

Seeing differently: autumn colours in the garden

I went to the National Trust garden at Holt to enjoy the autumn colours before the garden closes for the winter. It was, as ever, a delight.  There were plenty of people there enjoying the good half term weather with … Continue reading

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Seeing differently: the quiet side of the city

I spent the last weekend in September in London with a close friend.  We live on opposite sides of the country, and have got into the habit of meeting up somewhere in the autumn.  This year I proposed London, and … Continue reading

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The allotment: August and September

This summer was different from previous years.  We were away such a lot, and despite no longer working, somehow I seemed to have far less time than usual to spend on the allotment. But it was a good way to … Continue reading

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Remains of the day

Another year passes, another cousins’ gathering.  And a new (honorary) ‘cousin’ joined the fold this time.  She fitted in seamlessly (despite going astray at the end of our local stroll.  She was found and brought back though). Pot-luck lunch and … Continue reading

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New York Parks – part 3: Bryant Park again

(most photos by Malcolm) So.  We arranged to meet up in Bryant Park late one afternoon, after spending a few hours separately exploring different bits of NYC.  Just for a coffee. This coffee stand uses part of its profit to … Continue reading

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New York parks – part 2: Bryant Park

(all photos by Malcolm) Bryant Park is a city centre (Manhattan) park that used to be a drug haunt but has been cleaned up and given a complete makeover (back some years ago now).  I’m told by one who knows … Continue reading

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