Tag Archives: alphabet of writing

J is for Jofli

Jofli (Journey of Life) Bear is the brainchild of Suzi O’Neill from Sheffield. A cheery teddy with a denim peaked cap, a red and white checked neckerchief and a backpack (the important part!), he aims to be the perfect travelling companion … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Challenging Myself

I’ve now reached J in my first attempt to blog my way through the alphabet and the challenge is proving trickier than expected. Generally, the week after I post for a particular letter I’ll think of half a dozen other … Continue reading

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I is for Ice Cream

Is ice cream the savior of British dairy farming? Possibly not, but it’s top of my list of the tasty ways in which farmers have adapted and diversified in response to the ever decreasing returns on milk and livestock. Local … Continue reading

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H is for History

As a scientist and a writer, I’m fascinated by history. The past shapes so much of who we are and how we understand the world, and only by knowing how we got to where we are can we hope to … Continue reading

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G is for Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe, that is. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit the Globe twice for performances of Shakespeare’s plays: once a few years ago for Othello and then this year for all three parts of Henry VI in one day. Built … Continue reading

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F is for Fire Station

Back from a short break, and I’m continuing my attempt to write a weekly blog post for every letter of the alphabet. Fareham Fire Station held an open day on 7 September 2013, which I wandered over to investigate. There was … Continue reading

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E is for Editing

There’s something particularly satisfying about a well crafted document. Writing is only a part of it, though. Before writing comes planning and researching, and afterwards comes editing. I enjoy a good meaty editing job, and I actually enjoy being edited. … Continue reading

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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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