Life & Times

Day 7: panorama #mbsept

a panorama of South Milton beach from a kayak

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Day 6: well #mbsept

a photo of the well we discovered in our garden after renovating it

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Day 5: forest #mbsept

a photo of trees in a forest

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Day 4: orange #mbsept

photo of the departure board at Reading train station

Day 3: precious #mbsept

Beach day in September

photo of South Milton beach

Day 2: buildup #mbsept

Waiting to be recycled

photo of Nespresso capsules waiting to be recy

Photos from my Friday morning walk from home to Bantham. This was the first sunny day after a week of mainly rain.

A photo of a path through a filed in South Devon A photo of Bantham from the coastal path A photo of the estuary at Bantham with some boats

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Day 1: abstract #mbsept

An image of a drop of water on a leaf

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Happiness is an overflowing wood store at the end of August.

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Currently listening to … Status Quo was the first band I saw many decades ago and I’m still listening and enjoying them after all this time, despite there only being Francis Rossi left of the original “Frantic Four.”

This is the new release of a live concert from 2010, with Rick Parfitt. 🎶

Roon status quo official archive series vol1

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Today’s dog walk was a 5-mile circular route from East Prawle, which is the southern most village in Devon. We enjoyed sea views for most of the walk, made even better when the sun finally broke through the clouds.

photo of Allum Bay, South Devon photo of the sea and cliffs, South Devon

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It was the Aveton Gifford Village Show on Saturday. I was lucky enough to get a couple of second and third places. 🌱

Photo of people viewing the entrants in the village flower show

Currently listening to the four singles taken from the new album, Carolyn’s Boy from Darius Rucker planned for 6th October. I looking forward to listing to the rest of the album.

Darius rucker carolyns boy cover

“I wanted to name the record Carolyn’s Boy because Mom never got to see any of my success,” Rucker offered in the interview. “She died before any of this happened, so it’s just another homage to the greatest woman I’ve ever known.” When asked why he wanted to put this album out now, Rucker shared, “Years ago, I wasn’t really sure what my place in country music was and I was trying to find it. Now I have found it—I know—and I think it’s time to give that record.” 🎶

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This year’s onions are safely harvested and drying in the workshop 🌱

photo of onions hanging on string