Archive for April, 2012

Hungarian adventures

Just returned from 10 days in the old Carpathian basin, the first time I have been in Spring. It was eye-opening.

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Flora of Southwick Wood

One of the glories of Northants is the old remnants of Rockingham Forest, and in spring they are just outstanding. One remnant is Southwick Wood, conserved by the Cambs, Beds and Northants Wildlife Trust. It’s bloomin’ marvelous. We went on 1st April (really!), and stuff was just coming out.

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Pilgrimage to John Clare’s cottage.

I’m a bit of a fan of the poetry of John Clare, the 19th Century peasant poet. Since my parents live quite close to his home village of Helpston, we managed to arrange a dual visit on 31st March. Read more…

Inspirational Edinburgh

Lots and lots of blogging events to catch up on….apologies since March and April have been manic. On 9th-11th March I see we had a long weekend in Edinburgh. Here are some highlights. Read more…