Monthly Archives: July 2008

Diane’s Mini Van

An artistic recreation of the vehicle featured in the Oatcakes post. Sis has just graduated, or passed out, or however this process is currently described, from her MA Fine Art. Hats off to her once more, and on a strictly … Continue reading

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Holkham, north Norfolk

Out there ’til late tonight, new place for us, bit of a hike for the daily walk. Superb light, probably one of the most beautiful spots in the country. Report tomorrow, possibly.

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Groyne strain

Only one person has emailed me privately to make this ‘joke.’ I’d like a bit more puntastic punning on here, pls.

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A springer in the market*

* Another racing term, referring to a horse whose long odds suddenly shorten in the betting just before the race. This is usually because a stable lad has let it slip that his boy has been ‘absolutely full of himself’ … Continue reading

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Will he make up into a hurdler?*

It was that hot I went skinny-dipping out along the coast this morning. This sent Dylan into a frenzy: he has never seen me in the North Sea before. He was still setting off the alarm bells ten minutes later: … Continue reading

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Hoz

or the Hozmeister, as he is also known, was a great friend of Jack’s when they were about 14. He popped by out of the blue on Saturday morning, stopped for a few hours and gave me a load of … Continue reading

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[Long] hot summer

One dog cools belly, one don’t really do water.

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Good week for ranting and photos of groynes

We’ve been up there everyday this week – I have these periods of addictive activity – and have walked further than usual too: the sharp geometry of this new groyne some distance north towards Horsey struck me. All the rest … Continue reading

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Pissed-off hack lets off steam

This is ace, and sums up quite precisely why I don’t like writing pieces for the North Staffordshire Evening Sentinel. Our hero has form too, i (STET, it’s in honour of ee cummings you gormless tossppots!) have discovered this morning. … Continue reading

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Another groyne

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