Each week I’ll try and post quick links to things that I’ve seen, read, inspired me or just sparked my interest in the previous week, with a little background and my thoughts and other things that I’ve been up to in the previous week. Mostly gardening, cooking and environmental stuff but not always.
I haven’t seen many swifts this year, quite a few swallows and house martins but their high flying cousins have been a little conspicuous in their absence. It goes like that some years – I seem to miss a bird, even though it was probably around. I was pleased to read this article though about the changes planned in Oxford.
I don’t think I’ve linked to this before, but apologies if I have, however I do often write about white elephants here, e.g. Hinkley Point. Another one is the HS2 or High Speed 2 Railway line. Here’s an interesting (quite long) piece about the land it will cross (if it’s ever built).
Back in April one of Googles Street View Cars passed me when I was walking the dogs – seems that I’ve now been immortalised on Google Maps! I notice however that although my face has been blurred, unlike these cows the dogs have not had their identities protected!
Run To The Mountain by Thomas Merton [GoodReads] – Still on the reading pile and still enjoying it!
Nigel: my family and other dogs by Monty Don [GoodReads] Only recently started so a bit early to pass comment, but am enjoying it so far.