The drought ends

The drought ends During the months of lockdown we have been treated to some very hot dry weather. This has meant a lot of watering in the garden and allotment. Finally, after a few sprinklings of light showers we get some substantial rain. More to...
Rebellion on the Bridge

Rebellion on the Bridge

Rebellion on the Bridge For five days in July activists from Extinction Rebellion occupied Bristol Bridge. I walked past, and through it, most days. What is usually a busy, traffic choked part of town had been transformed into a carnival over the river. A pink boat...
Malvern Spring Show

Malvern Spring Show

Malvern Spring Show Another busy, long day at this years Malvern Spring show. The crowds were bigger and there was so much to see. Our first port of call is always the enormous Floral marquee as a lot of the best displays and stalls are here. You have to get in quick...
Welcoming Summer in…

Welcoming Summer in…

It’s the first Saturday in May. It’s sunny but there’s a freezing cold wind blowing down the back of my neck. I’m waiting for ‘Jack in the Green’ to arrive after his marathon dance from the city centre. There are a lot of people...
Chocolate season…

Chocolate season…

Nothing says the ‘Lord has risen’ more than a cheap Easter egg emblazoned with a cartoon character. I detest the inevitable frenzy of commercialization every seasonal event brings. But, having said that, despite the glut of Easter eggs and hot cross buns,...