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13/09/2020:

Video: Sea surfing in Filey Bay, Yorkshire.

Recent News

10/09/2020:

Photos:

Tree and derelict barn
Baildon
View east
Yorkshire. It's so bracing.
Cows
Common

02/09/2020:

  • A review of Uncommon People by David Hepworth 5

    "A fascination with the lives of pop stars is hard to justify: only occasionally do they have much of interest to say, and only occasionally are they agreeable people. But three generations have grown up with pop music as the soundtrack to their youth, and the cheap but sharp high of listening to the music they loved became conflated with their attitudes to the makers of that music..." More

  • Photos.
Scots pines
Cambridgeshire
The pass to the Vale of Edale
Derbyshire

23/08/2020:

  • A review of Life of Pi by Yann Martel 4

    "Piscine Molitor Patel grows up in the Indian province of Pondicherry, where his father is a zookeeper. To silence the teasing of his schoolmates about his eccentric name, Piscine calls himself Pi..." More

  • Photos.
Trees
Cambridgeshire

10/08/2020:

  • A review of Autism and Asperger Syndrome: The Facts by Simon Baron-Cohen 3

    "Simon Baron-Cohen of is one of the world's leading researchers into autism and Asperger's Syndrome. The first edition of this book, published in the early 1990s, covered just classic autism..." More

  • Photos.
Bridge
Yorkshire cycling and walking
The road to Newmarket
Cambridgeshire cycling (on a day of 35-degree heat)
Cliffs
Norfolk paddling and walking
It's south Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire flâning and walking

30/07/2020:

Photos:

Leeds-Liverpool Canal
More days

25/07/2020:

  • A review of The Rock and Roll A Level by David Hepworth 3

    "In the mid-1980s, the BBC rock show The Old Grey Whistle Test was presented by two music journalists: the affable, engaging Mark Ellen, always ready with a smile and a witty quip; and his friend David Hepworth, whose deadpan, nerdy delivery could reliably induce somnolence in the two-minute intervals between acts. A natural television star he wasn't, but Hepworth's musical knowledge is beyond doubt, and he showcases it in this lightweight but stimulating compendium of rock facts, organised as sets of ten questions on different "subjects" (Art, Economics, Hospitality Management, etc.)..." More

  • Photos.
Greenery
This week's cycling

18/07/2020:

Photos:

Hadrian's Wall
Oldies: Hiking Hadrian's Wall, November 1991
A student Xmas party
Oldies: December 1991

14/07/2020:

  • A review of One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time by Craig Brown 4

    "Fifty years after the Beatles split up, their story continues to fascinate. When they hit the music scene in 1963, no pop group matched them for songwriting talent, musical range or charisma..." More

  • Photos.
Burwell Lode
East Cambridgeshire
A footpath sign lies prostrate. Wind damage or (convenient) vandalism?
Suffolk
Geese outside the Cambridge University canoe club house
Paddling at Ely

28/06/2020:

Photos:

Cliffs
A few more days

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