Category Archives: Geography

A Tale of Two Sheepys

I finally made it the requisite 27 miles out to Sheepy Magna and Sheepy Parva. Thanks for the tip – it’s a beautiful area. While the Sheepys themselves aren’t much to write home about any more, the road from Coleshill … Continue reading

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The Pastoral Dream

At the start of a new year, it’s customary to look back and reminisce, or to look forward with velleity. And so naturally I’ll avoid doing all that because I just couldn’t be bothered with that sort of thing. But … Continue reading

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Slow on the Water

Canals are not something one immediately associates with South Africa. There’s only a couple that I’m aware of – one leading from the V&A Waterfront to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, and a few hundred yards around Canal Walk … Continue reading

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Welcome Mats on the Water

I was first introduced to the concept of the Right Way to enter a city back in 2002. It was one of a series of interesting conversations with a trainee doctor called Tim. One tends to have a lot of … Continue reading

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New Hobby: Cheese Locationing

10 years ago, while driving through France, we passed within about 50kms of Roquefort, and the thought passed between us – “Should we go there and have a taste of Roquefort in Roquefort?” In the end, we decided against it, … Continue reading

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Of Grockles and Groynes

We’ve been here for six months now. Long enough to fit in and feel at home. To think that we’ve managed to get to grips with much of the culture and quirks of the people. And of course, the language … Continue reading

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