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Rights restored around Eglwysilan common today

Tomorrow, pesky access-blockers may be back, but today belonged to the people who have rights on Mynydd Eglwysilan Common: commoners, byway drivers and trail, quad and pedal bikers, horse riders, walkers, roamers were all there to let the landowners know … Continue reading

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IWD 2017: some women’s art

There have been lots of International Women’s Day events in March 2017  (the day itself is 8th March), and I usually get round a few.  A rotten cold for me and voiceless Mike as company meant we only made it … Continue reading

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Lost Connections in Art in the Attic, Porth

Marion Cheung-Webber’s art works are well worth a visit to the gallery at The Factory, Porth called Art in the Attic.  It’s a really nice space. “Lost Connections” is a series of subtle works capturing young people absorbed in digital … Continue reading

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Celebrating in the Wilderness

The Wilderness near Mitcheldean in Gloucestershire was the choice for my friend and ex-colleague Emily’s 50th birthday weekend.  As well as the wonderful company, food and drink and brilliant passtimes, games and musical talents, the place itself was great.  I … Continue reading

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Clouds and sun around the Garth

Long winter shadows on the fields and cloud inversions are a frequent sight on the Garth mountain and in the Taf valley.   I see them as I go up to the stables in the morning. These photos were taken in … Continue reading

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Green ways in new estates: an attack on Footpath 48a

I have written about Open Spaces Society’s promotion of a wide grassy route through the new development between Tonteg and the Church Village by-pass on a few occasions since March 2013.  Then, the fields and footpaths were a short cut … Continue reading

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Away from sparkly things: Bristol Museum and more

We wished, the three of us, to find somewhere quiet and peaceful to chat and catch up.  We chose Bristol, met at the train station and bussed into town: neither train nor bus was heaving with Christmas shoppers.  Our lunchtime … Continue reading

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