Monthly Archives: August 2018

A Story for Mukti

On the late Barbara MacDonald’s 106th birthday I write about her daughter’s book of letters from her lover, Indian thespian Habib Tanvir. Continue reading

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Two Exmoor centenaries

This month we celebrate the centenaries of two indefatigable women associated with Exmoor: Hope Bourne and Anni MacEwen. Continue reading

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Crossing the Ruby-con

My friends Dave and Mary Alexander celebrate their ruby wedding anniversary, the first of my contemporaries to reach this milestone. Continue reading

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Among champion trees

This was the third year in which Ramblers Cymru had staged a walk from the Eisteddfod, following many years when the walk was organised by the Countryside Council for Wales and then Natural Resources Wales.  Their enthusiasm flagged and so, … Continue reading

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Across the Cardiff barrage

For more than 20 years I have visited the Eisteddfod, to walk with Welsh colleagues.  This year the Eisteddfod was in Cardiff; it was  much more a part of the city than is normally the case when the maes is … Continue reading

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Double visit for nightjars

This year I made two visits to Barossa and Poors Allotment near Camberley to count nightjars. Continue reading

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Shrewsbury’s shortest shut

I encountered the shortest path in Shropshire on a recent walk in Shrewsbury. Continue reading

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