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There may be no such thing as the "glittering central mechanism of the universe" to be seen behind a glass wall at the end of the trail. Not machinery but magic may be the better description of the treasure that is waiting.
John Wheeler

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05/04/2021:

  • A review of Judgement Day by Penelope Lively 4

    "Intellectual mother-of-two Clare Paling moves to the Oxfordshire village of Laddenham when her successful husband gets a new job. Stuck for something to do during the day, she gets involved in a church fundraising campaign, bringing to bear on the activity both an interest in eccesiastical history and a cool-headed religious scepticism that set her apart from the other participants..." More

  • Photos.
Field
March and early April

Recent News

06/03/2021:

  • A review of Trawler by Redmond O'Hanlon 3

    "For his fourth book, Redmond O'Hanlon had been planning a jungle trip to New Guinea, but the project fell through, and he had to choose a less ambitious adventure, closer to home. He settled on the idea of joining a trawler crew in the middle of winter..." More

  • Photos.
Church
The rest of January
Boat house
February

09/01/2021:

Photos:

Stagnant pool
Walking
Leeds-Liverpool Canal
Icebreaking
Wintry hues in the nature reserve
Lunchbreaking
Snow
Snow

31/12/2020:

  • A review of 1971: Never a Dull Moment by David Hepworth 4

    "David Hepworth presents a month-by-month account of the musical releases and events of 1971, the year that rock, according to him, "came of age". Certainly, the year was rich in classic records, including Carole King's Tapestry, Nick Drake's Bryter Layter, David Bowie's Hunky Dory, Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, Joni Mitchell's Blue, the Stones' Sticky Fingers, and Led Zeppelin IV..." More

  • Photos.
Approaching the village
Cambridgeshire
Furry frost
Yorkshire

18/12/2020:

Photos:

Signpost
Fens
Snowdonia in the distance
Photos from 1992

06/12/2020:

Photos:

View up the valley
Bingley in the rain
It's wintry
Burwell Fen
Junction of A14 and A11
Out and about

27/11/2020:

  • A review of The House with Old Furniture by Helen Lewis 3

    "Evie Wolfe and her husband Andrew move to Pembrokeshire to start a new life after their eldest son is murdered in a drugs feud. Andrew, a senior civil servant, keeps disappearing back to London to attend to affairs of state, and probably to meet his old flame Caroline..." More

  • Some long-overdue updates to the Pop CD catalogue

  • Photos.
Bridges
More November

13/11/2020:

Photos:

Maize - grown to lure unsuspecting pheasants
Suffolk
Wicken Lode
Wicken Fen

11/11/2020:

Photos:

Cycle bridge
November round-up

31/10/2020:

Photos:

A mini-park
Bury St. Edmunds
Gulls lunge after bits of doughnut
Hunstanton
Norman tower and Cathedral
More Bury St. Edmunds
Dog walkers
Fens

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