Monthly Archives: June 2017

Spectacularly self-effacing 

Renzo Piano has designed an egg-shaped, just-landed spaceship of a building for an arts centre in Santander.  The site is right on the waterfront and already has a wealth of gorgeous historic buildings and parks. The genius of this new … Continue reading

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Midsummer things

Old-fashioned spiraea that always reminds me of the gardens I played in as a child. I always think its peculiarly dark pinks and greens vibrate together even at midday in the glaring sun. Broad beans with borage. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Too Excited. Sinn Féin Are Not Taking Their Seats At Westminster

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A Thousand Cures at Midsummer 

St John’s Wort  A friend of mine had a French grandmother. If we were ever out walking around this time of year she would stop to fill her pockets with the little yellow flowers, take them back to her Granny, … Continue reading

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The Blue Boat by Kathleen Jamie 

How late the daylight edges toward the northern night  as though journeying  in a blue boat, gilded in mussel shell  with, slung from its mast, a lantern  like our old idea of the soul 

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Why Britain is a Flawed Democracy

I agree so badly with all of this except the last line.  https://www.craigmurray.org.uk/archives/2017/06/britain-flawed-democracy/

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The Three Most Important Facts About Tory Economics

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Tory Election Fraud: Craig Mackinlay Charged

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Cuckoo 

I woke at 4.30 this morning. The dawn chorus was going full throttle. At last I heard the cuckoo that I’ve been missing this year.  If you’re somebody with a tendency to think too much, you don’t hear the cuckoo … Continue reading

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second hand haberdashery 

Who spends 25p on a box of antique drawing pins!?!? Hmmmm 1€ for some tasty bakelite buttons, though, now that’s wonderful. I was in the back of the shop exploring shelves I’m sure only I and the proprietors have ever visited. 

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