Category Archives: Art

Eureka!

I moaned to anyone who would listen about my disappointment with the Natural History Museum last year. I wanted to revisit the beetles.. the display cases full of incredible beetles from all over the world – teeny beetles, mediocre beetles, … Continue reading

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Ooopsie-daisy

  Well, it was Mothers’ Day recently so I indulged myself and rustled up some family to visit one of my favourite beaches in Wales – Mewslade on the Gower, Wales. At low tide, it’s beautiful stretch of rufous sand … Continue reading

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Uncle Al

Can it be true that memories from childhood are more vivid and enduring than most of the others? If they are, that would explain my lifelong fondness for my Uncle Al. He was my favourite uncle. I’ve got other uncles … Continue reading

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The Mouse Guest

Benjamin Franklin said “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” Well, we’ve had a guest in the dining room for twelve days and that was eleven days too many. It was my fault in the first place.  I … Continue reading

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Don’t make me hate you, Colin

It’s oddly paradoxical isn’t it, how someone being ridiculously over-friendly, over-solicitous and nice makes you want to kill avoid them? No? Just me then. Colin, the irritating chap from the Fast Show sketch who tells terrible jokes and laughs at … Continue reading

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Movie celeb at Gloucester Docks

  The thing about a new arrival at Gloucester Docks is that you can generally spot it from some distance. So it was with the latest visitor – a celebrity tall ship who’s starred in too many films to list … Continue reading

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Dog Training for Cats – the last update (perhaps)

I wasn’t intending to write any more Dog Training for Cats blogs. I thought I’d taken the observations as far as I could go really, recognising finally that while cats are from Venus, dogs are from Mars. Two different species, … Continue reading

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2012 in pictures

Well I thought about writing a blog reviewing 2012 and then I thought, but hang on uno momento, if a picture is worth 1,000 words, why not just plunder the photo albums?  So I did. These are mostly Wales, Gloucestershire, … Continue reading

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Otterly quacking

It’s always the same story at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire after I’ve flashed my membership card and I’m walking getting that first view of the patchwork of lakes designed by Sir Peter Scott. All at once, … Continue reading

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Pictures at an exhibition

We went to the Natural History Museum on Saturday to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. It’s an annual competition and the exhibition’s been a regular thing on my calendar for about five years now  Sometimes I’ve seen … Continue reading

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