Monthly Archives: April 2013

Butcher versus Bard

This week, for some reason, my eyes and ears seem to have been particularly tuned into contrasts and juxtapositions. Here are some that have struck me: The contrast between the hectic craziness and complexity of carrying out my ecologist role … Continue reading

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Theme-park history

Now, I am generally a very positive person who likes to celebrate the good things in life. However, today I am playing the part of ‘appalled from Leamington’ and feel the need to rant. A friend came to visit me … Continue reading

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Reverse ageing

I’ve spent this beautiful sunny day in the basement of Stonemonkey Studio, doing a First Aid at Work course designed specifically for yoga teachers. I (obviously) learnt a number of new things,┬áincluding the fact that not only have the proportions … Continue reading

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Climatic climax (a geography term, honest)

Aaaah, the sun’s warmth on my skin, the smell of barbecues and optimism in the air, oodles of pale flesh on show in town, a smile:frown gradient that’s through the roof, beer gardens bursting at the seams. THIS is what … Continue reading

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Comme-ci comme-ca

Yesterday, I once again exploited the benefits of flexible working hours and working from home, and headed out at lunch to explore my new home-town, Leamington Spa. I walked all the way down the Parade to reach the ‘grittier’ side … Continue reading

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Lichen revival

After the five reasons to smile challenge I needed a bit of a break from blogging. Life has certainly become more hectic since I started the new ecology consultancy job, as suspected, so there is less time to sit and … Continue reading

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