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Last night was the closing ceremony of London 2012. For the last two weeks I’ve watched a ridiculous ammount of the BBC coverage, everything from rowing to equestrian to athletics to boxing, swimming, diving, tri-athlon, and all sorts of sports I’ve never show any interest in previously. It’s been fantastic. Read More >

Posted: August 13th, 2012
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It’s half term so as part of their fun packed holiday schedule I took boys to explore Hatfield Forest. The National Trust park is a mix of woodland, open grassland, marsh and a lake. Hatfield Forest is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 with records going back +900 years. It was a Royal hunting park and some of the churches close by are built from the bricks of Roman villas. Boys managed about two and a half hours walking – they are in training for arrival of “the dog”. Read More >

Posted: June 3rd, 2011
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Audley End House is an English Heritage property literally a 10 minute walk down the road from us in Saffron Walden. August and I went for a walk around the gardens, stroked the horses, bought something in the shop and investigated the servants quarters including the kitchens, game stores, dairy and laundry. Read More >

Posted: April 25th, 2011
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Last weekend we opened/converted our gallery/home for the second time. On this occasion we asked photographer Richard Legge and illustrator David Sparshott to join us. Read More >

Posted: December 1st, 2010
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A few shots of the annual steam fair – I particularly enjoyed the collection of small contraptions used to perform simple tasks like pump water up to the top floor of a building site, or to power lights. The smell was fantastic. These events bring everyone out – a real cross-section of the local community. Read More >

Posted: October 3rd, 2010
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It’s the Easter Holiday, so took August to the Museum of Zoology – Cambridge’s version of The Natural History Museum. They have skeletons of various whales, a giraffe, elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, monkeys and a 20ft tall giant prehistoric sloth. Read More >

Posted: April 6th, 2010
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Research Studios London (Liverpool Road) 1997 – 2000: starring Daniel Borck, Jason Bailey, Jeff Knowles, Marco Ammannati, Sandra Steinebruner and Neville Brody. Read More >

Posted: March 24th, 2010
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Afternoon walk tracing the river Stort in Clavering. Presently, not so much a river as a shallow trickling stream. The water is clear and collects in deep pools. The banks are silty and beach like. But the river swells considerably after heavy rain, creating a wide avenue. Read More >

Posted: March 16th, 2010
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Into town to drop off a copy of the Typo Circle poster at CST’s new office in St Katharine’s Dock. In the early 80′s my Dad kept a boat there. The Thames was a much scruffier place then. Read More >

Posted: March 12th, 2010
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I took August to the pier at Walton-on-the-Naze this afternoon. Still very much out of season despite the half term holidays so no waiting to get on the rides, most of which haven’t changed a great deal since the 80′s. Read More >

Posted: February 15th, 2010
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