Monthly Archives: August 2017

Enjoying sounds with Marika

I appreciate the sounds of the countryside when I walk with my friend Marika Kovacs Continue reading

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The walk to Nelson’s Seat

I walked to Nelson’s Seat above Walmer on the White Cliffs Walking Festival Continue reading

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Nancy Balfour, my spirited aunt

My aunt, Nancy Balfour, died 20 years ago on 29 August. Here are some memories. Continue reading

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Barbara was always there

My friend Barbara MacDonald would have been 105 today. I remember her devotion to the Dartmoor cause. Continue reading

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White Cliffs Festival launched at Walmer

I opened the fourth White Cliffs Walking Festival at Walmer on 24 August. Continue reading

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Half my life a footpath secretary

This year I have spent half my life as Area footpath secretary for the Ramblers Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and West Middlesex Area Continue reading

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Swift action in the North York Moors

The wobbly stile I reported to the North York Moors National Park Authority in July was fixed only a month later. Continue reading

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Heart-lifting finale

The enthusiasm of young scholars to link research and social impact is hugely encouraging. Continue reading

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The Colour Kitchen

The Colour Kitchen in Utrecht gives employment to people who might not otherwise find jobs. Continue reading

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Late-singing chiffchaffs

The producers of The Archers were a bit sloppy about the background birdsong. Continue reading

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