Archive for August, 2012

    On our recent travels around the fine county of Norfolk, (see below), I managed to locate a new batch of Penguins, Pelicans and Ladybirds. Of particular interest was the Wisdom advert below which I found at the back of Scowle And Other Papers by Bernard Hollowood, which comes with it’s own Lancashire to […]


Back in December of last year we were hunkered down in a cottage in Hope, Derbyshire. Whilst there I managed a deal of reading, including Peter Ashley’s ‘Cross Country (English Buildings and Landscape From Countryside to Coast)‘ which reminded me that the county that I’ve lived in for almost all of my adult life is one well worth exploring. So […]


On the window sill that sits in front of me is an old mantel clock that I bought a few years ago from an auction, it only cost a couple of quid although there’s every chance this was because it doesn’t actually work. The reason I bought it was because of the small plaque that […]


It’s not everyday you watch someone break the Icelandic National Record for the Women’s Javelin, however yesterday we saw Asdis Hjalmsdottir do just that. But then I suppose it’s not every day you get to spend a day at the Olympics either. Mrs Weir and I had applied for a number of tickets back in […]