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Wednesday, 30 June 2010
In time and space

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A series of time-lapse photographs taken en route from Rotterdam to London City exactly one week ago today.

Posted by bigblue on 30/06/2010 at 08:53 AM
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Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Forest Way Cycling

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Here’s another photograph that I took on the Forest Way path on Saturday. According to Wikipedia:

In 1866, a railway line, the Three Bridges to Tunbridge Wells Central Line, opened from East Grinstead through to Tunbridge Wells - an extension of the line from Three Bridges. In 1966 it was closed under the Beeching axe despite being a busy commuter line. Ironically, Dr Richard Beeching lived at East Grinstead and regularly travelled up to London on the line when he was Chairman of British Rail. The disused railway line was bought by East Sussex County Council in 1971 and designated as a Country Park in 1974.

If he used to commute to London from home) Beeching surely used to take the Oxted Line from East Grinstead into London. Why would he take the longer route via Tunbridge Wells?

Posted by bigblue on 29/06/2010 at 08:37 AM
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Monday, 28 June 2010
Tablehurst Community Farm

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This is the farm shop, near Forest Row in East Sussex. The farm produces mainly meat and accordingly the farm shop comprises mainly of a butchery. There’s also a pie shop next door.  Tablehurst Farm shop has been described as one of the South East (of England’s) best kept secrets.  The farm describes itself on its website thus:

Tablehurst and Plaw Hatch Community Farm is a ten-year-old community supported agriculture project in Forest Row, some 30 miles south of London. The project encompasses two farms, both biodynamic, both owned by the local community, and both selling the vast majority of their produce direct from the farms.

Tablehurst Farm is predominantly a meat-producing farm, rearing beef cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Meat from Tablehurst has been a regular winner in the Soil Association Organic Food Awards. Plaw Hatch Farm is mainly a dairy enterprise and vegetable garden. Unpasteurised milk from the dairy herd is delivered to local households and made into a variety of products on the farm, including yoghurt and cheese.

As it’s a community farm there are many ways to get involved including the purchase of shares.

Posted by bigblue on 28/06/2010 at 08:06 AM
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Saturday, 26 June 2010
Forest Row

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I’m on the Forest Way foot/cycle path somewhere approaching Groombridge.

Posted by bigblue on 26/06/2010 at 05:38 PM
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Parallel lines

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On the avenues in Brussels.

The lines I have written that you read between
The lines on the pages
The lines on the screen
Of lines spoken - I say what I mean.
It’s parallel lines that will never meet

Ship in the desert
Ships in the night
Ships that pass in the night

Evangeline stream - Evangeline’s dream,
It’s parallel lines that will never meet.

~ Debbie Harry Parallel Lines (from the sleeve notes).

Posted by bigblue on 26/06/2010 at 08:17 AM
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Friday, 25 June 2010
Community notices

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An interesting collection of notices in a ground-floor window in Brussels.

Posted by bigblue on 25/06/2010 at 08:32 AM
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Thursday, 24 June 2010
Lost cat or found

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One of the disturbing things I found about Brussels are the numbers of cats that are advertised on lampposts, with cute photographs, as being “lost” (or “found”).

Posted by bigblue on 24/06/2010 at 08:29 AM
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Wednesday, 23 June 2010
delbasid

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This sign doesn’t cater for all disabilities: what about dyslexia?

Posted by bigblue on 23/06/2010 at 08:27 AM
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