Saturday, 29 June 2019

Fun at the Felixstowe Book Festival

A big thank you to the enthusiastic audience at my talk this morning. Meg and her team have organised another successful and alluring book festival and our room was full to overflowing. 

If you were unable to buy my books at the talk, you will not find them in the festival book shop but I am in the hotel until Monday morning and you may accost me at any time for a purchase, contact me on or even leave a message for me at the hotel reception desk.

Enjoy the rest of the festival!

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

A Grade One listed telescope?

Yes, the Lovell radio telescope at Jodrell Bank 
near Manchester, is classified as a Grade One 
Listed Building.
Of course, in operation it can become a 
grade one listing building.

None of this sophistry seems  to bother the cows too much.

Monday, 17 June 2019

What about two swallows?

'One swallow doesn't make a summer.' 
We have all heard that expression. Well what about two swallows? Sitting in a lay by on top of the Cat & Fiddle pass near Buxton, we watched two swallows flitting along the hedgetop, presumably catching insects on the wing. 
Back and forth they went. Do two swallows make a summer? 
There may have been more swallows around but through the driving rain and low cloud we could only see two.
Summer 2019.