Lammas tide

So here we are at Lammas, or Lughnasadh if you like... 1st August and the first of the three pagan harvest festivals. Only the weather has been a tad chaotic recently and in many ways it doesn't feel this is the moment. That's the trouble with the otherwise fabulously convenient six weekly pagan festivals, it... Continue Reading →

Unsocial Media

There's something unsociable about social media that doesn't want to share... Just had an email from WordPress to tell me that Facebook will be shutting off the sharing function from WordPress to Facebook, which I use to share my blog posts on the Facebook profile. It's possible that will impact my account at Blipfoto too,... Continue Reading →

Anyone would think…

...there was an election in the offing. And there is, and I don't mean the one that's ever more likely regarding the incompeten... I mean incumbent in Drowning Street. Managing a message board is never easy. I've been online since before the Internet and often spent all night chatting in various bulletin boards, long before... Continue Reading →

Charfield Burial Ground

  I was working up at the burial ground the other day. Charfield's burial ground, which opened spring equinox 2012, is potentially the thing I'm most proud of as a parish councillor. It was the need for a new burial ground in the village that first called me to volunteer with the Council, back in... Continue Reading →

Designing Roads…

I'm not a civil engineer nor a highways engineer, but I'm sat in the middle of a village where we're probably due to double in size in the next decade, and the main and only through road is historically narrow and crossed by a railway line with a blind bended hump backed bridge. Traffic is... Continue Reading →

Druid Camp: 5 weeks to go!

 I felt the need to express my gratitude, delight and overwhelming love for all the folk who've stepped up to the challenge of Druid Camp this year. I'm just doing some additions to the profiles pages here http://www.druidcamp.org.uk/category/2018blog/ and it's a delight to see old and new friends preparing for a fabulous camp. Druid Camp - heh,... Continue Reading →

Triumph Thunderbird Maintenance Stand

This is such a simple game changer I thought I'd write it up for any other 'bird owners still struggling with bike lifts and the like. The Thunderbird is a big girl - about 340kg in comparison with, say, a Bonneville of 230kg. There's no centre stand, probably because you'd need power assist to get... Continue Reading →

Choices

Sat here packing and repacking the bike ready for Scotland this weekend. Two lovely lined hessian Tespit bag-for-lifes sit one in each leather pannier, holding changes of clothing, towel, wash-kit... sorted. But how about the camera...? Last year I went with a heavy bag full of kit. Canon 5D mkIII plus 11-24 F4, 24-105 F4... Continue Reading →

Building on Charfield

There was a South Gloucestershire Council event in Charfield Memorial Hall on Tuesday 10th April, to discuss the future of our village. The invitation - for it was an invite only event - was clear; “As a stakeholder or local group representative, we would like to invite you to participate in a workshop session relating... Continue Reading →

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