2015 new places and new things in old places

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30 December 2015

If summer 2015 had a lesson for me it seemed to be that I should take a closer look at the places I thought I knew well. There certainly turned out to be a few surprises in store when  I did. I also learned that the best way to find something was to stop looking for it when my frustratingly unsuccessful cygnet hunt came to an unexpected end.
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All the fun of the big pink tent – first published 11 May 2013

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Moonwalk day had finally arrived and, for the second time in a week, I was off to London. This time it was in the car with Commando. We had a hotel booked in Putney but only one of us would be spending the night there and there was the small matter of actually getting to it. Driving in London is not as simple as you’d think… Continue reading All the fun of the big pink tent – first published 11 May 2013

Chasing pigs on the wing

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26 July 2015

We left the Physic garden and made for the Thames. The rain had stopped but the sky still looked threatening as we stood on the riverbank. At that point there was quite a temptation to find the nearest tube station and get back to Waterloo as quickly as possible. Another four miles or so didn’t seem all that tempting but there were still a couple of items on the agenda. Continue reading Chasing pigs on the wing