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Friday, 30 November 2012
A brief pause in the rain

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Allowing me to capture another in the series of photographs of this field near Nutfield.  Previous photographs in the series are here:

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Posted by bigblue on 30/11/2012 at 07:52 AM
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Thursday, 29 November 2012
A field of Ragwort in Winter

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You can see what this field looked like three months ago, here.  It’s quite a different sight, on this bleak Winter’s day. My discussion about the pros and cons of ragwort is here. This is apparently the time when horses are more likely to consume the plant, as it is in its dried form. That said, it was raining when I took this photograph, and had been for some time, so everything and everyone in the field was very wet.

Posted by bigblue on 29/11/2012 at 07:41 AM
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Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Kuro

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Kuro is a Japanese word, and the name of my sister’s cat.

Posted by bigblue on 28/11/2012 at 07:59 AM
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Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Lammingtons Tea Room

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A Lammington is a traditional little Australian sponge cake. The place in this photograph is the tearoom Lammingtons, which can be found in Bletchingley, Surrey.  It is also a small giftshop.

It’s a good and friendly little place for tea, lunch, etc. but is not open for dinner. I recommend arriving early, since they don’t take bookings and can get full. There is seating outside, but it’s not pleasant at this time of the year.  The last time we were there we shared one of the large tables with another party, which also worked out fine.

According to Surrey Life magazine:

Dame Judi Dench’s daughter, the actress Finty Williams, claims that Lamington’s ... is the only place for coffee and cakes.

This sounds just like the pretentious crap that Surrey Life magazine would write, and don’t let that put you off.  Lammingtons opened in 2008 and there’s quite a good review of the opening on the Surrey Today newspaper site. I discovered it only a couple of years later.

Posted by bigblue on 27/11/2012 at 07:59 AM
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Monday, 26 November 2012
Clouds seen near Oxted

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Specifically near JackassLane.  I find this time of the year, as long as it’s not raining or foggy, can be a good time to observe clouds.

Posted by bigblue on 26/11/2012 at 07:37 AM
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Sunday, 25 November 2012
My first tumble of the day

In Great Church Wood, Woldingham, I went onto the bridlepath which is covered in mud and leaves. The mud coated my tyres, making them slide on any incline. You can see the result here.

Posted by bigblue on 25/11/2012 at 10:49 PM
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Spynes Mere Nature Reserve

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I last wrote about Spynes Mere in February this year. The photograph here was taken two weeks ago, on a cold afternoon, as I cycled through the reserve.

Posted by bigblue on 25/11/2012 at 08:15 AM
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Saturday, 24 November 2012
Watercolours

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The development of that name, near Redhill in Surrey, as seen from the path that goes between the two lagoons.

Posted by bigblue on 24/11/2012 at 07:08 PM
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