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It's a secret
Went for a walk with the family yesterday evening after tea and took the following picture with the less than excellent camera on my phone but I rather like the soft effect. The location is less than 6 miles in a straight line from the house, and less ...
03-Jul-2010
22:51:00
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Number problems
I've just been looking at my son's maths homework, which is from the CGP Year Six Maths Workbook - Year Six in the UK is kids who are 10 to 11 years old. Here's the question: a) How many hundreds in 4695? I can think of four possible answers, ...
15-Jan-2008
13:25:41
3
King Kong
Just taken the kids to see "King Kong" at the cinema. What a over-long, self-indulgent pile of crap it is. Although it is undoubtedly a masterpiece of CGI, the story line is far too flimsy to sustain this 3+ hour epic of cinematic navel gazing. Peter ...
15-Jan-2006
08:45:54
4
Lyme Park
I took these photos a few weeks ago - we'd taken the kids to Lyme Park, a stately home near where we live, for an evening stroll and I took these on the way back from the Cage (a medieval hunting lodge in the grounds) to the house itself. ...
02-Jul-2004
09:57:52
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Getting black in The Blacks
In the interests of reducing the usefulness of the Internet even further I offer up the details of part of my Easter weekend. I promise to include at least one reference to chocolate, plenty of information about where I was, and absolutely nothing about ...
11-Apr-2004
09:08:28
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A grave offence
My mum's partner Trevor has been driving for over 50 years with an unblemished record. Recently he unfortunately had to attend the funeral of an acquaintance, and was following the cort├Ęge to the cemetery. He got left behind a bit, so he sped up ...
03-Jan-2004
11:09:41
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A cave and some good pub grub
My brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Graham and Shirley, were up over the weekend for a pre-christmas visit and general family gossip, and yesterday we went to Castleton to go down the Blue John cavern. Blue John is a semiprecious form of fluorspar ...
14-Dec-2003
06:22:34
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Bilberry sunset
The car is in the garage at the moment, so this afternoon we all squeezed ourselves into the Peugot 106 courtesy car the garage had lent us and struggled our way over Holme Moss to Digley and Bilberry reservoirs for a quick walk. As we got to ...
23-Nov-2003
11:04:33
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A weekend away
I was up at my mum's last weekend, along with my brother, sister and their families - 8 adults and 6 kids, so it was a full (and frantic) house. Mum lives in Ambleside in the Lake District, another of the UK's National Parks, and on Sunday we all ...
22-Nov-2003
05:26:10
10
Going batty
At dusk we took the kids out for a short walk up Shire Hill near the house to watch the bats. We have been seeing them nearly every evening over the last few weeks from the kitchen window as they hunt for insects across the garden, but standing under ...
17-Sep-2003
11:01:43
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In the interests of brotherly harmony...
Having put Mark's hedgehog picture up, it only seems fair that I do the same with one of James's pictures (or so he tells me). The artist informs me that this work is entitled 'Butch has found a new juicy bone to gloat over', and the medium is ...
04-Mar-2003
04:05:16
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Mark's hedgehog
One of Mark's drawings - no idea where he gets his artistic bent from. I wonder if the Tate Gallery is interested?
19-Feb-2003
09:55:15
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Kids today...
James' class has 'mountains' as their class topic this term, so on Wednesday I had the pleasure of accompanying about thirty nine and ten year olds on a mini-expedition up onto the moors surrounding Glossop. I'm no athlete, but I was pretty shocked at ...
14-Feb-2003
07:57:38