Category Archives: Retiring to Brighton – ups and downs

Jumping about in June – the RA – Tenerife

  The garden exploded into action when I was away for a few days, typical! Now it’s still roses, roses everywhere and with loads of deadheading to be done.  I’ve sorted out the greenhouse yet again with raised beds and … Continue reading

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Muddling through May

Wonderful bluebells at Nymans. Later in the week I watched a deer wandering into my eldest son’s garden. Apparently deer love to feast on roses! I went along to see the children’s parade the start of the Brighton Festival. This year the … Continue reading

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Burning the clocks in Brighton

Little bit late in posting but then as Burning the Clocks is an antidote to the excesses of the commercial Christmas maybe its even more appropriate.    The winter solstice is on December 21 and is the “shortest” day of … Continue reading

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Frosty the Snowman – Happy Christmas

If you were a child in the 50s and one of your parents worked for a big company chances are you would be invited to the company’s annual party. Some of our early performances with our marionettes included works parties. … Continue reading

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Watching seagulls.

     Watching the seagulls acrobatics above the waves, I was reminded we have lived here for ten years. I sometimes forget why we chose to do so, but it was partly the attraction of the seashore, swimming in the sea, having … Continue reading

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Notes from my journal…

Met a man on the 507 at Victoria the other week. He said  “I know you from somewhere”  ‘Yes” I said “but I can’t remember where” Turned out we were heading for the same place and we had met up … Continue reading

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Success and a bouquet for John and Jizz

   There was a full house at St George’s church on Friday night for John Davies, a guy on form performing several of his poems from his new collection Jizz. Together with music, dance and movement, a wonderful collaborative performance … Continue reading

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