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2019-11-13: Blogging about Mental Health I didn’t expect to be dealing with mental health issues in my forties. But nor has it been a …

2019-11-12: Looking up.

2019-11-10: Enjoyed episode 2 of His Dark Materials. Read the trilogy about 10 years ago and I can’t recall all …

2019-11-10: 🏏 Just waking up to catch the end of the 5th T20 between NZ and Eng and they have tied, so would you …

2019-11-08: 🏏 A good win for England by 76 runs and now down to the decider.

2019-11-08: 🏏 Worth waking up early for the Eng v NZ T20. Eng bat first, and clock their highest T20 score of …

2019-11-07: The 4th T20 between Eng and NZ starts tomorrow at the more sociable hour of 5am UK time, so I should …

2019-11-06: Part of my morning routine is to take our dog out for a short walk. Being an old boy with arthritis …

2019-11-05: 🏏 Woke up this morning to discover Eng have lost the 3rd T20 to NZ by 14 runs…

2019-11-03: A walk in the woods this morning - autumn colour.

2019-11-03: 🏏 So, NZ win the second T20 against Eng, well done them. 1-1, and all to play for.

2019-11-01: 🏏 A good start for Eng on their tour of NZ - and not a Super Over in sight. Missed out on listening …

2019-10-29: My first ever flu jab yesterday. Had flu for the first time in years back in February. Lost several …

2019-10-26: A wet Saturday afternoon. A good excuse to play The Lord of the Rings card game with my son.

2019-10-26: Have been watching Life on Mars, currently available on the BBC iPlayer, and which I somehow missed …

2019-10-24: Before using Micro.blog I had a blog on Wordpress.com. In fact, I’ve had more than one - all started …

2019-10-21: Walked the dog this morning, just getting light. Grey skies and a cool NE wind. Overhead, the calls …

2019-10-20: Making the most of the decent autumn weather. A walk on the Exmoor coast yesterday near Selworthy …

2019-10-17: October sunrise

2019-10-17: I am apt to wake far too early - sometimes an hour or more before I need to. During the summer I …

2019-10-13: A recent podcast series I have enjoyed is The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Based on the H.P. …

2019-10-12: How do you weigh a live whale? As a non-scientist this is what I admire about scientists - finding …

2019-10-10: October sky

2019-09-30: The dry summer has lasted well into September. Funnily, it was early in the month that we used the …

2019-09-25: Leaving for work on Monday morning, a flat tyre. A wheel change, a trip to the tyre shop, half the …

2019-09-21: Deleted my Facebook account. Not that I used it much, but in terms of getting rid of accounts where …

2019-09-18: Went camping last weekend. Gorgeous weather, colder at night now. Cirrus clouds made a myriad of …

2019-09-15: So that’s it for another Ashes series & The Summer of Cricket. And what a summer…Ben Stokes, …

2019-09-11: Stepped out into our garden early this morning. There has been little in the way of bird song …

2019-09-10: Well done Australia on retaining the Ashes. Moments of brilliance from England, but not enough. …

2019-09-07: Among the dramas playing out in the current Ashes series, one thing is beginning to emerge - in Rory …

2019-09-03: Deleted one of my Twitter accounts. It has sat idle for over a year anyway, but haven’t been able to …

2019-09-02: Nature never ceases to amaze…Barn owls reflect moonlight in order to stun their prey

2019-09-01: Beech trees - Larkbarrow, Exmoor

2019-08-31: I realised this week that most of our swallows have left. For the last few weeks the sky has been …

2019-08-30: I have long thought that journaling is a great idea, but it has never really worked out for me. …

2019-08-26: I heard swallows giving their alarm call over the field beyond our garden. A fox was making its way …

2019-08-25: Test cricket is often described in terms of its ebb and flow, but this 3rd Ashes Test has taken that …

2019-08-24: After England’s dire performance yesterday, Root and Denly’s batting against Australia today showed …

2019-08-23: I missed out on listening to the cricket yesterday, which was evidently a great day for Jofra …

2019-08-21: After being silent for most of the summer, our local Tawny owls have started calling again - a sign …

2019-08-19: Why is it that on returning from holiday I have the strong urge to get rid of Stuff? Is it because …

2019-08-18: This view across to Coquet Island in Northumberland is my reset button.

2019-08-17: Watched Midnight Special last night. It didn’t draw me in as much as I would have liked, but equally …

2019-08-13: Cup and ring marks on the Roughting Linn stone, Northumberland. They are between 3500 and 6000 years …

2019-08-12: Welcome to my blog. I have started various blogs over the years, most of which have fizzled out for …

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