Monthly Archives: July 2013

D is for Derbyshire

Derbyshire is my home county, and I’m ridiculously attached to it, no matter how far away I’m officially living. It has hills — proper hills, rather than the gentle slopes that pass for hills near the south coast — as … Continue reading

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C is for Car Show

I love little car shows, even though I know from close observation of the organisers how difficult it is to run one successfully. The best car shows have a wide range of makes, models and ages of vehicles with not … Continue reading

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B is for Bumblebee

Bumblebees are my excuse for the currently very messy flowerbed at the front of my house. It’s always been the one I’ve struggled with¬†most to grow plants rather than weeds, but the current selection of unplanned wildflowers and grasses do … Continue reading

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A is for Aardvark

Aardvark is the first noun in my best-thumbed dictionary, but I have rather a soft-spot for long-snouted mammals in general. Unlike most of the others, though, the aardvark (Orycteropus afer) is the only modern species¬† in the family Orycteropodidae. Aardvarks … Continue reading

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