Category Archives: Bath

Money matters

Below is a post originally published on the Bath City Farm blog.  I thought you might find it interesting – I’m sure the issues raised apply to all small charities and community groups.  I hope it illustrates our struggles to … Continue reading

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“We took a charming walk to Charlcombe…”

“…sweetly situated in a little green valley.” So wrote Jane Austen on 2 June 1799.  One recent Sunday we followed in her footsteps.  It was indeed charming.  Here’s a flavour of what we saw along the way.  There may have … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday

OK I know it’s Saturday now not Friday, but I have a fix for that: Six on Saturday.  Which as it happens works perfectly, because I couldn’t post this week without mentioning no.6. Practicing optimism: two people I care a … Continue reading

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City Farms and us

We go back a long way, us and City Farms.  Almost all the way, it transpires.  The first City Farm in England was set up in London (Kentish Town) in 1972, growing out of a community arts group (Inter-Action, founded … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back in Bath…..

Earlier this week Bath hosted the end of Stage 5 of the Tour of Britain (cycling).  There was great celebration by our local council, and lots of publicity for the event. Many of us turned out on a lovely late summer … Continue reading

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“Obesity is the new smoking”

So said Simon Stevens, head of the NHS.  I came across the quote in a Guardian article the evening after I visited our local hospital earlier this week. I do believe that the NHS has a way to go, if … Continue reading

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Signs of interest

Last week we had another free day and decided on a new (to us) walk: from Bath to Bristol on the River Avon path all the way.  We’ve walked from Bath to Bristol before.  We’ve walked a few sections of … Continue reading

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