You don’t scare me!

But there again, I’m not a crow The first book I ever remember receiving as a child was a book called Tatterjack – the story of a scarecrow. Large coloured pictures and a… Continue reading

Where on earth have you been?

First answer:- To you my faithful viewer (notice the use of the singular there…you are in fact the only one) I have to report that at home we have been without telephone and… Continue reading

Kemp’s Men Dance at Dawn

And in front of the Cathedral too! On May 1st feeling very righteous I got up at dawn and sauntered down to Norwich Cathedral where I’d heard that Morris Dancers usually meet to… Continue reading

Only the wet deserve the prize

Sailing is a skill  – so too is capsizing – few of us manage it with dignity, but it is as well to remember at the beginning of the season that the wet… Continue reading

Did you have a Good Friday?

I was never quite sure what I wanted to do about Good Friday. Even back in the days when I was a lad and all the shops closed for the day and the… Continue reading

Setting Sail

It looks as if it is the beginning of the sailing season again so it is back to photographs of boats. But What did the photographic manager say? “Try to take fewer photographs… Continue reading

Art is All Around

Fine but I am aware that not all of my regular watchers think this is art. To a certain extent I think it is where one draws the line. Scrawl is scrawl, but… Continue reading

Some weeks I just feel like that

I don’t know what it is about puppets but they never seem terribly friendly to me. Some of them look terribly sinister. Even the innocuous Punch and Judy is really quite a terrible… Continue reading

Snickels and Ginnels

Most people who go to York want to go and see the Minster, or they want to walk along the city walls (known locally as the Bar Walls). Children like to visit the… Continue reading

Winners and Losers

Just the title for a day at the races. Plenty of potential winners among the horsese It would seem that the key to a successful day is careful planning There were those in… Continue reading