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Tea in Tewkesbury

Here are a few pictures from my birthday weekend in the West Country and a rather damp weekend it turned out to be, too. Flooding of the rivers Wye, Severn … Continue Reading →


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The prettiest Synagogue in England

This story begins with the Creation which, contrary to anything that I might have picked up on my recent trip to the United States of America, I firmly believe to … Continue Reading →


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Gloucester Cathedral (with birds of prey)

Last week I set off to a Gloucestershire farm for a walk around in the mud with a few birds of prey, rather hampered by the fact that my wellie … Continue Reading →


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Wells Cathedral, the poor man’s bible

Travelling back through Somerset after a weekend of Uilleann (Irish) piping afforded the opportunity for a much needed dose of evening¬†tranquillity¬†among the glorious stones of Wells cathedral. Now, I should … Continue Reading →


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Exeter, last outpost of civilisation

Isca Dumnoniorum was the furthest outpost of the Roman Empire in South West England and a substantial military fortress was maintained there for more than three hundred years. This established … Continue Reading →