Monthly Archives: "July 2011"

Rose Hip Hip Hoorah

  There is a Rosa rugosa hedge in the garden. Although the flowers are more or less over for this year, it is from now until well into the autumn that it really comes into its own. Never have you seen such large and luscious rose hips. They are the size of cherry tomatoes, glossy and plump.

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House Spider

It began with of a regime of housework which was, quite frankly, sub-standard. But now a spider has made such a fine web in a dusty corner it seems cruel to undo all her work  (she must surely be a ‘she’ – like Charlotte).  She has been here for a good couple of weeks. So she sits, and

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Labels – an Obsession?

Who wouldn’t want to travel with luggage like this? Sometimes discovering the label on a vintage item is as good, if not better, than finding the item itself. This interest is in danger of becoming an obsession. There is a charm and an innocence and lack of cynicism that is, for the most part,  lost in the graphics and

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Cogden Beach – What Larks!

Take a walk eastwards along the South West Coast path from Burton Bradstock and after about a mile you reach Cogden Beach. At first this stretch of coastline would not appear to be that interesting from a nature watching point of view. But how wrong first impressions can be. Along the path itself, what seems at first to be

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