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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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24/03/2024:

  • A review of The Towers of Silence by Paul Scott 3

    "*** NOTE: This review contains spoilers *** Though considerably shorter than the preceding "Raj Quartet" novels, this third installment took me much longer to get through. Paul Scott's psychological penetration and attention to cultural, social and historical detail are as sharp as ever..." More

  • Photos.
Strata SE1 and One the Elephant
Later winter
Mountains
Spain

Recent News

21/01/2024:

  • Pop CD catalogue updated with acquisitions from the past couple of years.
  • Photos.
Pochards
Photos.

02/01/2024:

  • Video:
    Nightpaddling
  • Video:
    River Lune
  • Photos.
The Strid. At this point my GoPro lost its charge
December

02/12/2023:

  • Video:
    Surfing
  • Video:
    Paddling in Cumbria, 5 years ago
  • Photos.
Wave
November +

12/11/2023:

Photos:

Gulls
The rest of October
Lego cathedral - organ
Suffolk
Tangerine Dream in concert
London - sights and sounds
Fen
Leaves

30/10/2023:

A review of The Day of the Scorpion by Paul Scott 4

"*** NOTE: This review contains spoilers *** This is the second of Paul Scott's "Raj Quartet", an expansive portrayal of the lives of Britons in India during the Second World War, and the concomitant, disorderly break-up of the British Empire. I hadn't planned to read the Raj novels back-to-back, but having enjoyed The Jewel in the Crown, I sought out more of the same..." More


07/10/2023:

Photos:

London
England
Alhambra
Spain

28/08/2023:

Photos:

Bore Street
Photos

07/08/2023:

  • A review of The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott 4

    "As with I, Claudius, I decided to read this book after being captivated by the DVDs of the television adaptation. The series, like the book, features a large cast of characters, dealing with crises personal and political in India during the Second World War..." More

  • Photos.
Ashes
Slightly summery

06/07/2023:

Video:
At Lee Valley in a new kayak


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