Posts Tagged ‘Ongar Hill’



Thankfully the ability to travel a little further happened just before the summer solstice. Leaving Mrs Weir to continue her admirable efforts to sleep, I left the house just after 3am to drive up to the North Norfolk coast and sit and watch the sun come slowly up. The weather forecast the previous day had […]

As restrictions on movement have eased (albeit because the government have decided to make decisions based on commercial rather than medical evidence) I’ve been venturing marginally further from home for the first time in months. The initial location I chose for these (somewhat) extended journeys, was Ongar Hill. Thankfully usually free of people at the […]



Given that I missed the rising of the summer solstice sun last year (in my defence I did catch it setting) I rose at 4am on Friday morning and drove the short distance to Ongar Hill – in order to allow me an uninterrupted view due East – and made amends. Despite the effort required […]

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A while ago (although not as far into the past as the evidence above would suggest – twitter it seems is feeling nostalgic) a good friend pointed me in the direction of a tweet from comedian Mark Steel, principally because Mrs Weir and I live on the periphery of the “major international Norfolk hub” that […]

Exhibition openings in my hometown are somewhat few and far between, so it’s pleasing that one such event last weekend was dedicated to a subject that has become an increasing obsession with me, namely the flatlands. Of the six artists responding “to the idea of flatness” Rhona Fleming’s work was what I found most intriguing, with a […]

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 […]

Noel Coward’s assertion that the county I call home is “very flat” is a little unfair (locals would suggest that ‘undulating’ is a more accurate description). However if you study the maps where Norfolk heads towards Lincolnshire it is reasonable to say that contour lines are an infrequent occurrence . Sadly as a result of this the flatlands never seem to get […]