Category Archives: Seaside

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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Getting hammered at Lyme Regis

The kid ahead of me on the beach must have been about four years old. He wore baggy little jeans, warm red jacket and cute little bobble hat pulled well down over his ears against the cold. He was so … Continue reading

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Lyme Surprise

Lyme Regis was a surprise which turned into a delight.  Sounds a bit gushing, but it’s true. The town sits at the bottom of hills where the rushing River Lym flows into the sea.  I loved the beautifully preserved Georgian … 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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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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Mainly fair with occasional rain blog – 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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2013_01_01 Happy New Year!

It seems a shame not to make the most of the New Year’s Day Bank Holiday,  so that means, whatever the weather, heading for my favourite place… Rhossili Bay on the Gower near Swansea. Last year, it was fabulously grim … Continue reading

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Roamin’ in the gloamin’

Camusdarach Beach is on the northwest coast of Scotland.  I wanted to see it because it’s one of the beaches featured in the David Puttnam film Local Hero. It’s where Ben’s shack was built against the sand-dunes at the far … Continue reading

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Swimming in the rain

I was due to meet a friend for a dog walk on Sunday morning and, as usual when we arrange to meet, it started raining. Cleeve Hill, the highest point in Gloucestershire, was lost in cloud and it was pelting … Continue reading

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Withering Heights

I’ve mentioned before that they are not my forte. I mean, I have got better at them as I’ve grown up but I am still at risk of dissolving into a grovelling mess of a person; someone happier on all … Continue reading

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