Monthly Archives: March 2014

London, for a moment

Last night was spent in the outskirts of London at the home of my cousin , his lovely wife Claire, and their tortoise Sid. We took the train into London and i observed London things. Saw scotland yard. Had a … Continue reading

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Dublined

We took the ferry to Dublin. On the boat across there was a TV program on. There was no sound so I was left to infer the subject matter. We did some wandering, a tour of the Guinness brewery, and … Continue reading

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in the key of H

An old harp was discovered in the closet. Apparently my uncle Llewelyn used to play it. I was most impressed by the H chord. I tried to tune it using a key from an old clock and an iPad. Major … Continue reading

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Offa View revisited

For Theo’s birthday we had an excursion out to the former home of our grandma near World’s End. The walk in was lovely.  We met up with my great aunt Liz who still lives nearby (grandma’s sister). Welly and Melanie … Continue reading

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Castell Conwy

These are photos from the exploration of Conway castle or, in Welsh, Castell Conwy. It was built by Edward I in 1238 to help keep the Welsh under control. It cost £15,000 at the time, equivalent to about £45,000,000 today … Continue reading

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ado

When I was 10 I lived in the town of Llangollan for several months. I did a fair chunk of “grade 6” here. Exploring the town these years later, the old house was elusive but the church yard I hung … Continue reading

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Anglesey faring

Today was spent exploring some choice locations on and around the island of Anglesey. There were a few different species of bird but the one that surprised me was the oystercatcher. I haven’t seen them since Haida Gwaii. We encountered … Continue reading

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