Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Year at the Shore

In Andrew O’Hagan’s “Our Fathers”, the narrator as a young boy is given a book by his old teacher as a parting gift: “A Year at the Shore”, by Philip Henry Gosse. Intrigued, I found a scan of the book … Continue reading

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New Storks

The storks have had a visit from the stork: We counted four, or possibly five little dinosaurs.   Mum and Dad did some yoga together at changeover time:

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A Desk-Book of Errors in English

  My latest Distributed Proofreaders book has just been posted on Project Gutenberg: A Desk-Book of Errors in English, by Frank H. Vizetelly.  I first discovered this book via a little blog post noting the flapdoodlish nature of Vizetelly’s condemnation … Continue reading

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Great and Small

As a distraction from the manifold failings of the British Labour party, we went today for a walk along the Slovak-Hungarian border, on the Danube floodplain. This turned out to be much more satisfactory. We saw* buzzards: a marsh harrier … Continue reading

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Beautiful Big Bird Barneys

If there’s one thing more impressive than a bird of prey soaring overhead, it’s two birds of prey having a damn good go at each other. On our recent visit to Britain, the Headington Red Kites put on quite a … Continue reading

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