Archive for the ‘Place’ Category

Back to Ongar Hill (again). This time as a direct response to Tim Dee’s Into the Wind programme, recently shown on BBC4 – if you’ve not seen it go and watch it now, it’s easily one of best things that’s been broadcast on television this year. In Into the Wind Tim walks from Guy’s Head, at […]


Off The Map

07Apr17

I like to think there is a certain amount of rhyme in my reason, although it appears that despite that belief I’m often still sat here staring into space. Others make far more sense of it than me. Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, in a TED talk entitled Cloudy with a Chance of Joy, justifies […]


For a while now I’ve been meaning to travel deep into the flatlands to visit Holme Fen, supposedly the lowest land point in Great Britain. Obviously to manage such an achievement would take great planning and much effort, so on Saturday morning after a few minutes of clarification via the world wide web (admittedly not that […]


It’s not often I travel to Peterborough for the sake of art. In fact it’s not often I travel to Peterborough for the sake of anything, even though it’s the city most accessible to us at Weir HQ. That’s maybe being impossibly harsh to the “worst place in Britain not to have a car” (according to […]


Treasure Trove

30Oct15

I was enormously pleased to hear that The Detectorists was going to make a return just after the first series finished, and the first episode of the second confirmed that I was right to be pleased. Returning in very good health it continues where it left off (albeit with the passing of a certain amount […]


You Are Here

16Sep15

         As a result of trawling through many many photographs looking for something entirely unrelated, I was happily reacquainted with the evidence that whilst I am almost always here, I am often elsewhere too.