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  • DAY 274, ON THE RAGGED EDGE

    After yesterday's awful shot and blog I have tried to redeem myself tonight by creating something out of very little. Using the 100mm macro lens I took a shot of a torn page and then had a play with it in Photoshop Elements. I am the first to adm...0

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    1 Oct 2013 11:39PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 273, MEETING RESISTANCE

    Despite the best efforts of a telephone engineer my broadband connection has not been restored and I am feeling a little jaded. I must be giving off negative vibes at the moment as I seem to be battling against malfunction of electrical devices such ...0

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    1 Oct 2013 1:11AM  |  Read

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  • DAY 272, COPRINUS COMATUS

    That's Shaggy Ink Cap to you or I, an edible fungus that pops up at this time of year in grass land. You have to pick them at the right stage as they soon turn into a mess of black spores resembling ink as here in my lawn. A bit past their best, ...0

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    29 Sep 2013 11:46PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 271, A HANDFUL OF MEMORIES

    First day back home so the laundry to do and after yesterday's ordeal a lot of time to sit and relax. It is strange how soon you can slip back into your routine, going to get my Saturday paper, calling in on my friend Frank, coming back home and sett...0

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    28 Sep 2013 11:34PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 270, ONE TO FORGET

    The reason for my late blog is the 15 and a half hour journey home from Northumberland to south west Essex. I arrived home at 1 am thoroughly exhausted having taken 5 hours to cover just 8 miles. First of all my car broke down in Lincolnshire and...0

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    28 Sep 2013 11:15AM  |  Read

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  • DAY 269, UP THE WALL

    No trip to Northumberland would be complete without a visit to the very thing that divides part of it from most of England. I am of course talking about Hadrian's wall, that Roman built edifice that runs from coast to coast across the narrowest part ...0

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    26 Sep 2013 10:09PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 268, AT WALLINGTON

    With the weather failing to behave I spent most of the day at Wallington, the former home, estate and garden of the Trevelyan family, now owned by the National Trust. On of it's finest features is in the great hall where 8 large Pre-Raphaelite depict...0

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    25 Sep 2013 9:51PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 267, COLLECTING CASTLES

    Fancy yourself as a baron, earl or even a king?; then Northumberland has a wealth of castles to choose from. I added two more to my list today when I visited Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh. Both are located on the coast but could not be more different, on...0

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    24 Sep 2013 10:06PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 266, LINDISFARNE AND FLODDEN

    A step back in time today with a visit to Holy Island as Lindisfarne is known and a trip to see the battlefield at Flodden where the Scots and English armies fought in 1513 The journey to Lindisfarne can only be made when the tide is out and the ...0

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    23 Sep 2013 8:39PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 265, 100 TO GO

    Firstly my apologies for a late blog, but you will get the benefit of two in one day if this internet connection holds up. I tried to post last night but as I was so tired I must have messed up somewhere and I gave up and went to sleep. Tried again t...0

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    23 Sep 2013 7:15PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 264, ISN'T LIFE A BEACH

    Northumberland is certainly living up to expectations and in many ways exceeding them. I have spent today driving north along the coast road investigating as many of the accessible stretches of coastline as I could. I will start my tour with a dayli...0

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    21 Sep 2013 11:31PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 263, NORTH, NORTH, NORTHUMBERLAND

    I set out at 10 am and drove north in three stages to cover the 300 mile journey. My first stop was at a Little roadside restaurant and what a wonderful menu the new Chef has produced, I was very impressed. My second stop for a coffee that cost a lot...0

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    20 Sep 2013 10:21PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 262, PACKING IT IN

    Now before you start celebrating let me explain that I am off on a brief holiday and I was referring to the kitchen sink. When I booked my week away I was unaware that of the logistical exercise I was undertaking. Because I am off to the wilds of No...0

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    19 Sep 2013 11:31PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 261, CLEANING UP.

    As that is what I have been doing most of the day I might have to apologise for yet another boring shot. I was trapped indoors waiting for the engineer to call to finally fix my broadband after a month of waiting. When he finally came he did all so...0

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    18 Sep 2013 11:32PM  |  Read

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  • DAY 260, IN TOWN TODAY

    With the car visiting the local garage I had plenty of time to wander about town. When a place is familiar it is easy to become immune to the photographic possibilities and that certainly was the case today. After a visit to the library I sat outside...0

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    17 Sep 2013 11:42PM  |  Read

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