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No Blog as such this week…

For a number of reasons, not least the Wimbledon Finals, I have decided not to do an official blog this week.  Instead I thought I’d let this week’s articles in both the Oxford Times AND the Oxford Mail Online do … Continue reading

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The Birth of a Book

I’m not a natural writer. English never came easily when I was a school as it required far too much sitting around staring at a blank page. Well it did in my case anyway. But I didn’t let that small detail … Continue reading

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“Happy as Larry”: but who was Larry?

While I promise not to go into a great long monologue on the emotional state of Larry, the phrase, which I use fairly regularly myself, did spark a train of thought during a discussion with  friends last week on the origins of … Continue reading

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Art with the capital “F”

When I was at art school, in what seems like a lifetime ago now, I used to attend a history of art class on a Friday morning.  It was held in a huge tiered lecture theatre in the most inaccessible … Continue reading

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From the Cradle to the Grave

The place where I grew up doesn’t exist anymore.  It was bulldozed earlier this year and on its foundations is sprouting a new configuration of bricks and mortar that I’m not entirely comfortable with, but will continue to watch with … Continue reading

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Legacy of the “Sister Irene Tree”

Sitting at the boundary wall in the centre of a garden where Wiltshire meets Somerset is a “Sister Irene Tree”.  It has long, silvery green leaves that comes into bud every Spring which then glisten in the sunshine all summer until they fall … Continue reading

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Seasons and Timing: Are they Related?

Nature shows us that at a specified time a new season is heralded in and we see visible evidence of this in the world around us. The arrival of daffodils suggest that leaves will soon populate the trees telling us that … Continue reading

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