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We caught the bus from St Helier to Gorey and walked back. After walking for several miles, we were still a long way from St Helier. We found a pub; they directed us to a restaurant a mile or so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Our first full day of the holiday. The weather forecast was not encouraging, either for that day, or for later, when they predicted the tail-end of a hurricane would hit Britain, bringing wind and rain in its wake. Decision: find... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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This blogpost is aimed squarely at Surrey. But not every individual person in Surrey. And not exclusively at Surrey people. Onshore wind turbines began to appear - at least in my consciousness - at about the turn of the century.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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The day started badly. A small delay creating a domino affect, so it seemed that we boarded the Guildford train at Clapham Junction some two hours after leaving our home two and a half miles away. And when the cold... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Some recipes just lend themselves to be photoblogged. Some months ago, I set about cooking Ottolenghi's multi-vegetable paella. The recipe is available from the Guardian; I got it from his book Plenty, a vegetarian cookbook heartily endorsed by my meat-eating... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Over the years I've dallied with concepts such as 'Daily photograph' and 'On this day', but they've all petered out. Largely because my life is quite complex. Not amazingly so, but there are so many things to do, or I'm... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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In short, I have edited 350 photographs and still have 200 left to edit! We started our holiday the first weekend of July and stayed in Seahouses for two weeks. A splendid time was had. My brother, who visited Alnmouth... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We booked our main holiday last year for September. At some point it seemed a long way off so we thought, hey, why don't we have a weekend away! In summer hotels are often booked up on Saturday nights, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Tooting Bec Common is my nearest sizeable open space. I've lived within walking distance of it since 1991 yet only actually discovered its glory in 2008. Paired with the much smaller Tooting Graveney Common in the far south and you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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From time to time when I am cooking I like to photograph the process. Much of what I cook doesn't really lend itself to photography, especially stews and anything made of pulses - which I love. One weekend I made... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Last summer, we booked a short spa break at Lythe Hill near Haslemere. We set off fairly early to enjoy the local area before checking in. It was a pleasant journey, pretty much A3 all the way, with just one... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I'm blogging this to round off a short series. I am fairly certain there will be further Afternoon Tea outings but probably not until the winter - unless on holiday, although cream tea might happen. I was quite struck by... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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It was nearly mid-April and we were experiencing the third warmest Spring on record. A pleasant Saturday afternoon beckoned and pulled us towards the River Thames. Actually, it wasn't quite as warm as we expected. I wore a blouse and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
Writing this because it's too long to Tweet. In my long ago childhood, I attended two faith schools. One from 5-11, and one from 11-18. I could write about their flaws, but overall, they were good schools, with some excellent... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Last summer we went to Chez Bruce to celebrate Jimmy's birthday. So long afterwards, there's not anything meaningful I can say, especially as the food was superb and the service was faultless. Also, I drank quite a lot for lunchtime,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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What a miserable winter 2013/14 was. I am immensely grateful, living on a hill and inland, I was not affected by floods how many people were. Even so, the seemingly constant heavy rain and strong winds was not conducive to... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We stayed one night in Botany Bay. In the evening we went into Broadstairs to sample a well-reviewed modern British restaurant, Wyatt and Jones. Independent, family run, seasonal local produce. Also, I notice, our childrens menu consists of a selection... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Lovely mini-break in Bournemouth. A wonderful escape from the stresses of work and the stress known as 'Other People'. On the Friday we walked along the seafront to Boscombe A sunny February walk in Bournemouth and on both evenings we... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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The famous Heatwave of 2014. A grey, rainy, cool Spring looked like there was no end. I got sick of people moaning "We've had no summer". I recounted the years when similar conditions had prevailed right up to the middle... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We went to the Connaught a couple of years ago. The restaurant and leisure facilities were a high standard, and the room good enough, and it's situated close to the beach. We got a deal for out of-season/non-Saturday night, and... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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I created this post almost two months ago, in order to post photos and write about a trip to Battersea Park last summer. But, on reflection, there's not a great deal to say. It was a hot day in June... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
A few weeks ago I read a sneery comment about people who 'plan their holiday on Trip Advisor' and it's annoyed me ever since. I don't suppose the writer literally meant that people go to Trip Advisor and blindly select... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We were taking a chance booking a seaside holiday in February. We didn't fully understood we would be caught in between two great waves of extreme stormy weather. Destination Bournemouth, using my biirthday falling on a Thursday as an excuse... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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We got on our bikes and rode. Almost, anyway! Firstly we caught the train to Waddon. And braved crossing the gridlocked A23 before reaching Waddon Ponds. The road's horrible. Or perhaps it's just the drivers, some of whom have poor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk
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Everything I wrote about my September holiday to West Cornwall can be seen, in chronological order, here. Back from Cornwall Marazion to Perranuthnoe St Ives Carbis Bay and Hell's Mouth Marazion to Long Rock Lost Gardens of Heligan A foggy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at Gertsamtkunstwerk