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Burwash – not passing through

The amazing thing about most rural places is that at sometime you will see horses, as well as cattle and sheep in the paddocks, and often the horses are being ridden on a road. It was good to see two and vehicles doing it right and passing them properly – wide and slow – which makes the day worth it. Continue reading

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Lunch at Herstmonceux – twice

In 1963 I was an apprentice Fitter and Turner in Chatham Dockyard working first for the Navy Works Department and then for the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works which meant that I got to go to the Marine Barracks … Continue reading

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Windy West Sussex – Borde Hill Gardens

The beauty of the gardens are that the public are not permitted to wander in the house or the near gardens but are directed around the dwelling. It is like peeking over the neighbour’s wall from the park – you feel invited to look but are offered so much else to see and enjoy that you prefer not to pry. A simple sign saying private is enough. Continue reading

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The Eden Project

The Eden Project struck me as a unique and unusual place to be, a tourist in a crowd enjoying and learning – wow! Like so many thousands of visitors I stood on the viewing platform and waffled appreciatively – I think I said “******* hell! That is ******* beautiful!” After which I elected to walk across the bridge and down behind the Core Building, and as I strolled I realised that a one time visit on one day is nowhere near enough. Continue reading

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Dodging the Dog Turds

There was so many doggie doo’s along that stretch of the public footpath we were forced to look where we put our feet. The law is that you got a dog, it drops its shit in a public place – you pick it up Moron! Half the path was a treacherous trap for the unwary. Yuk! We came to the conclusion that Borden was a pretty village and that the walk to Oad Street had a lot to offer. Continue reading

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A Journey to the West (1)

Released for a weekend, I took a trip to Cornwall to visit the Eden Project and the Heligan gardens, by coach which seemed to me to be a good idea. It was a good idea because not only did I enjoy the trip but I also met a few nice people, a couple of guys I can keep in contact with and a lady I admire for her perseverance. Continue reading

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Along the Stour to Canterbury

Arrive perhaps in the morning and walk to the city, have lunch at one of the myriad cafes of pubs and explore the gardens and the streets before returning by bus to the park and ride. Continue reading

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