Sunday, April 19, 2009

Talk or action?

Labour seems to be all talk and no action on green issues. Not that any of the others are likely to be much of an improvement. I think Labour lost its soul when Tony Blair cosied up to big business, but that's hardly news.

See what they haven't done here . No wonder we're all so damned cynical.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Walk - Goadby-Rolleston-Tugby-Goadby

From Goadby to the Tugby-Noseley Road, then up the path to Rolleston

Ah, yes, that's it.

Rolleston Lake

Rolleston church inside the grounds of the hall.

up towards Tugby.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Words and changing usage

Words are my tools ( was - My tools are words, )
and love them as I may,
the common herd makes use of them,
misuses, I might say,
were I inclined to pedantry.
‘You are’ I hear the call.
These tools you hone and store
are not locked up from pilferers
but lie in sight of all.
They die without the light
unpolished, lacking shine.
The trains of thought must run and run,
or rails, long since disused,
will dull and fade to history,
like Concorde, paper aeroplane
that’s banished from the skies
mere symbol of our past delights
profligate supersonic flights.
But words, just words is all they are,
these tools inside my kit
and if abused and then refused
they’ll wither on the line.

This came from two things. I saw the word 'illusive'. I thought it was made up, a mis-spelling of 'elusive'. But no, it exists, meaning 'illusory'. Though it was used as though it meant 'elusive'. The shifting sands of semantics caught at the moment when meaning slipped through my fingers.

Then there was a 'prompt' - paper aeroplane.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Seeds an 'at

I have seeds - beans broad and dwarf, spring onion, radish, lettuce, carrot, beetroot, courgette, rocket and parsley. I bought some and Elisabeth has given me some which came free with a gardening mag.


Two flowers out today - I'm rather impressed by this plant. Last year it sat and did nothing except produce a few leaves from time to time. I'd almost given up on it. Then, this year - kapow!

Thursday, April 02, 2009


Earlier this week

Round the Water on wheels

Anemones in the woods

Harry has a well-earned break

Above the Water on foot

On Monday 30 March

The merry band of walkers hit the 'summit' of Mill Hill (not as I thought earlier Ranksborough Hill). In the background are clouds, not, alas, distant mountains.

with a distant view of Rutland Water.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009