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Virus-free Ambridge: not quite

It is ironic that The Archers, which has steadfastly avoided mentioning  coronavirus, has been hit by it. The Friday edition has been scrapped, presumably to extend the life of the episodes which have already been recorded. Of course it’s a … Continue reading

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The humble spud

Peru is a nation of more than 3,800 species of potato Continue reading

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In perpetual motion

There were golden plover, Cetti’s warblers and a peregrine (among many other birds) at Otmoor on 26 January Continue reading

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Divided Circle

The exhibition of Barbara Hepworth’s late works, Divided Circle at Downing College, Cambridge, is worth a visit. Continue reading

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The last outing

It is ten years since I bought a Dartmoor painting by Michael Honnor Continue reading

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Unforgettable Bar

I like to remember my friend Barbara MacDonald on her birthday, 28 August.  She would have been 107 this year.  This is what I said at her post-funeral gathering in her home village of Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor on 30 September … Continue reading

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Pooley’s peregrine

I like going to County Hall in Aylesbury in spring as there’s the chance of seeing a peregrine. Continue reading

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