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Blue Bell Dell, Kew Gardens

It’s now, in the cusp between April and May, that the Bluebells are at their finest.  We have some stragglers in our messy garden (see my my blog, an (Un)English garden), but the place to see them, in West London … Continue reading

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Cycling the Thames in the Spring sunshine

First of April, the weather lovely.  Bright sunshine, hardly any wind, a light chill in the shade, but feeling warmer than the 12 degrees forecast when you were in the sun. A perfect day for a good cycle. I decided … Continue reading

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Street sunset distorted

I like taking shots into the sunset.  You get all sorts of images and distortions.  If there’s a tree or two around you get some lovely silhouettes, especially in winter, when each branch can do its own dance. I found … Continue reading

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England’s green and pleasant land – Yarpole, Herefordshire

Spent the new year with family and friends in Yarpole, Herefordshire. A lovely part of the world, a few miles south of Ludlow, Shropshire, and north of Leominster (pronounced Lem-ster). Herefordshire and Shropshire don’t attract the attention of the West … Continue reading

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Misty Thames – and where did the water go?

The Misty River Hop  (Obscure Led Zep pun for aficionados) Cycling from Kew Bridge to Hammersmith today, I witnessed the battle between the fog – just a thin film of mist at two o’clock, but thickening later – and the … Continue reading

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Cycling the Thames

Sweet Thames, run softly, till I end my song… One of the great things about living in West London are the bike rides you can do that hardly involve roads.  Just parks, the Grand Union canal and The River. The … Continue reading

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