Surprinsingly fresh after my many pints of cider, I hit the road in the direction of Minsmere on the Suffolk coast between Southwold and Adleburgh, home of Benjamin Britten.
This was my favourite reserve. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. It has a large variety of habitat and so I was able to spend [...]
I was up bright and early as there were several RSPB websites with my name on them. The attractions of this part of the world, apart from seeing Mr. King again, is that there are many RSPB reserves with a variety of habitats. These harbour birds I’ll never see in Scotland. So planning carefully, in [...]
Today was a travelling day, rather than a do very much day. The drive from Leeds to Norwich was aided by the trusty sat-nav which took me to the city centre Premier Inn in one easy go, timed on the G-Shock at a mere 3 hours – 31 minutes 17 seconds 58 hundredths. If you’re [...]
My second day of child care was slightly less successful.
I planned a trip to Whitby (I say Whitby) partly because I had thought there would be a pleasant beach for Emma to paddle on, there was the Bram Stoker literary connection and the fish and chips are legendary.
We had a pleasant drive from [...]
Despite consecutive evenings of debauchery and extreme humidity, I arose early, loaded the car with all my clothes, most of my electronic gadgets but only one watch (Casio G-Shock GW-5000) and went to the Royal Mail depot in Comley Bank to collect, what else, but a watch from America. Sadly I was 7 minutes late, [...]
This year’s summer holiday has begun excellently. Four days in and the police have only been involved once! This is better than usual.
After an evening of debauchery and extreme humidity, I set off to collect my hire car from Hertz. Despite being almost an hour late, they displayed their customary tardiness and general inefficiency, [...]
Just been enjoying revisiting Father Jessop (Ireland’s most sarcastic priest) as he visits Craggy Island with Len.
Father Crilly – Hello Father Jessop, helping Bishop Brennan then? Father Jessop – No. I’m up in space doing important work for NASA.
Father Crilly – Did you come by the new road? Father Jessop – No, we [...]
So now we are in a humiliating situation. We have a goddamn Eton educated Tory wanker of a Prime Minister and the holier than thou President of America, agreeing and telling the whole of America that despite what you feel about the oil slick covering your gulf, it’s really a bad decision by that there [...]