Monthly Archives: October 2013

A visit to Jacqueline Alkema’s Open Studio

Jacqueline Alkema is one of the many artists who took part in Cardiff Open Studios this weekend, and, having loved her painting “Luna” (see https://ossjay.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/womens-art-open-exhibition-and-secure-two-exhibitions-in-cardiff/ from March 2013), I was keen to see it again, and more. There was plenty … Continue reading

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Did you collect your £400 from Royal Mail? (Me neither.)

I didn’t try to buy shares in the recent sale of the Royal Mail, didn’t pick up £400 (or whatever the instant profit).  Good luck to the employees who took up their earned option.   For myself, there’s sentiment as the … Continue reading

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Art, cake and the Suspension Bridge in Clifton, Bristol

We had something of a “crones on the loose” day out in Bristol as autumn descended.  The three of us converged on Bristol Temple Meads on trains from Swindon, Bath and Cardiff and caught the first bus out in order … Continue reading

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Kilvey Hill and a chance to dedicate restricted byways

This is sad, of raised and then dashed expectations: it also has a silver lining of new beginnings. As previously documented (here on 25th April 2013, 14th December 2012, 30th September 2012 and 21st April 2012) and on Kilvey SOUL … Continue reading

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Changing the telegraph pole

What does a blogger do when asked to wait a few minutes by a hi-viz vested member of our council’s workforce?  Get out her inadequate phone camera, of course. Elderly telegraph poles were being replaced on the lane to Efail … Continue reading

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