Category Archives: Wildlife

High Tea

  Richmal Crompton was big on high teas. William Brown would poke his grubby visage around the door of the drawing room to find his sister Ethel and boyfriend nibbling cucumber sandwiches and sipping tea from bone china tea cups … Continue reading

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Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’, keep those cheeses rollin’

  Bonkers dare-devils chased Double Gloucester cheeses down the 1 in 4 slope of Cooperโ€™s Hill continuing the ancient Spring Bank Holiday tradition at Brockworth, Gloucestershire on Spring Bank Holiday Monday. Police closed one of the major roads close to … Continue reading

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Kew Gardens

Popped into Kew Gardens on a whim recently. Just happened to be saying goodbye to #2 son at Heathrow, needed petrol at Heston Services and before heading West with a heavy heart, checked to see what was going on at … Continue reading

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A busy day in the Forest of Dean

Busiest day in the Forest of Dean of 2015, according to the lady in the Round Tuit at Mallards Pike as she handed me a hot bacon roll and a polystyrene cup of tea. There were about ten people visible … Continue reading

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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 โ€“ teeny beetles, mediocre beetles, … Continue reading

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Stop The Cull

Street art (since destroyed) by Beastie, Gloucester.   I experienced a life-time first recently. ย A couple of Saturdays ago, I exercised my democratic right to protest peacefully about an issue in a public place. It didnโ€™t seem very radical in … Continue reading

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