Archive for September, 2011

Anglesey Abbey and a real working water mill

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Thomas came to visit me today and we drove out to Anglesey Abbey. As the name suggests the area was originally the site of a priory that was established in the C12th. Almost 65 years after the Dissolution of the Monasteries a chap called Thomas Hobson (he of Hobson’s Choice) bought the land. He converted […]


Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Was chuffed to see that Bl1p has put my poem up on their site. Thanks guys 🙂

Dimitrios Pandermalis talking about the new Acropolis Museum

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Yesterday evening I went to the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms to attend the Severis Lecture about the new Acropolis Museum. Professor Dimitrios Pandermalis treated us to a informative and witty overview of the planning and construction of the museum. Designed by the architects, Bernard Tschumi and Michael Photiadis, the building is a rather clever feat […]

Susan Alison – White Lies and Custard Creams

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Browsing on Amazon and what did I find at number 5 in the best seller’s list – only Susan Alison’s book – White Lies and Custard Creams. Glad to see she’s doing so well. Of course I one-clicked it immediately and am looking forward to sitting down to it with a nice cup of tea! […]

Food for free

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Apple season is upon us and yes I have been scrumping and yes my kitchen is now full of apples. All going brown! In fact I can’t believe I’m wasting time writing this and not getting on with making hundreds of apple crumbles and then eating them. All in all it’s turning out to be […]