Back in my English briar patch

Monday, August 30, 2004

August Bank Holiday Monday. To a stately home for an outing. But first, cheese and tomato baguettes, coke, and the third volume of Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, reading aloud to a blind friend on a bench in the graveyard of a village churchyard (St Mary the Virgin in Burwell) in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Six trains, two trams, 400 miles, and back home again

Back to earning a crust with a bump this rainy Monday. A 400-mile round trip to take over the keys to a house I have just bought as an investment. Three trains from my home in the south of England to Manchester, then a tram to the suburb of Eccles, where the little house stands near the Manchester... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

A Perfect Sunday: Garden, Pub Lunch, My Own Blackberries

A warm, dry Sunday in southern England with just a few puffy clouds and a light breeze. Heavenly! Much of the morning hacking back overgrown shrubs and tangled briars in the back garden to reveal some pale and wan sun-deprived perennials planted by a previous owner. Next spring, perhaps they'll make... Sign in to see full entry.

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