Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year everyone.

31st December 2011:  Happy New Year everyone. This is probably my last post for this year. The weather is overcast, rain is expected, and the temperature is eleven degrees Centigrade. The turkey carcass is in the rubbish bin; the last of … Continue reading

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Something different: A bedtime story for the little ones.

(Click on images to enlarge) Children and grown-ups of a certain disposition: These are the tales of Grinygrowlers, Rumblows, Long Tall Grinners, Boglers, Munties and many other creatures that wander the marsh by night and by day. These are tales … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, everyone!

25th December 2011:  Merry Christmas, everyone! The temperature in the midlands of the UK today is 10 degrees Centigrade and the sky is overcast: a lot different from the snow and sub-zero temperatures of this time last year. No tramping … Continue reading

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Ferreting in the “old days.”

23rd December 2011:  The rabbit warren I mentioned being ferreted in my earlier post, set me off down Memory Lane this afternoon. I think Pam ( would call it retreating into her “other world.” I spent my early life surrounded … Continue reading

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Mink fashion.

20th December 2011:   Judging by the amount of rubbish – plastic bottles, mainly – left stranded high and dry between the branches of small trees and bushes that grow along the banks, the River Stour water level must have increased … Continue reading

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19th December 2011:  Over the last two weeks, I have only had time to get onto the marsh during the evenings. Will-o’-the-Wisp has been my frequent and spooky companion on  bright moon lit evenings; I am well used to this … Continue reading

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December workday.

(Click on image to enlarge) 1st December 2011:  At 09.45, I stood at the river side of the orchid field gate, gazing into the south end of the middle wood. It was cold, and I was waiting for the working … Continue reading

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