Monthly Archives: May 2012

Church Bells

A calm, bright evening. The church’s bell ringers are practising: a lovely sound, fading and swelling as the air currents carry it across the town. Advertisements

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Hospitality

Many thanks to Churchmouse Campanologist for the hospitality of his blog, where he today carried some of my reminiscences of my working life http://churchmousec.wordpress.com/ .

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Whitsun Reunion

We met by the weir, where the stream tumbles under the Mill Road bridge. It was a lovely day for a reunion meal.  To the east, the Chilterns in  summer haze,  embraced  thousands of acres of Aylesbury vale; to the … Continue reading

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The Finchley Willow

In  a large flower pot in my garden juicy green shoots of willow are sprouting. They are growing from the roots of a dead stump of the parent plant. They are good news. I had thought the little tree was … Continue reading

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Where we are

Old age is a pain. It keeps you awake at night and it makes you sleep during the day. At this time of year the Spring countryside takes me to a place where old age recedes – where young is … Continue reading

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Empty Nest

A birds’ nest lies on its side by our pond. There is no sign of its occupants. Its elaborate engineering  is evidenced in the uneven straw and dead grass of the exterior. But the inner hollow is billiard-smooth, about the … Continue reading

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