Today’s Picture: 17 Sep 20

A soft North Sea washes the stone strewn sand of the beach under the chalk cliffs of the approach to Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire. This will be the last ‘live’ post for a short while. But there will still be ‘scheduled’ daily posts. Every year, I take a short break from the internet. A …

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Today’s Picture: 16 Sep 20

A green valley in the Forest of Dean, contrasting the shade under the trees against the brightness of sunshine in the open. Probably our last hot day of the year. So, today I give you a lush, steeply-sloping, narrow valley in the Forest of Dean, leading down to the section of woodland and brook fenced …

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Today’s Picture: 15 Sep 20

Track over rough ground to an isolated church on the Greek island of Crete. Picture taken August 2008 It’s hot and sunny here in the forest, so I’m giving you somewhere even hotter and sunnier, as a way to cheer you up, I hope! If you’re visiting here, please be generous to those who can’t …

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Today’s Picture: 14 Sep 20

Canoeists take the gentle route down the quiet River Wye through the Forest of Dean. On a hot day, what could be better than paddling down the river? If you’re visiting here, please be generous to those who can’t escape their own four walls at present, and share this widely with them on social media, …

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Today’s Picture: 13 Sep 20

A small, uninhabited islet off the coast of the Greek island of Samos. Taken in September 2016. Bright and sunny here today, but busy, so I give you a picture from the past to enjoy. If you’re visiting here, please be generous to those who can’t escape their own four walls at present, and share …

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Today’s Picture: 12 Sep 20

The upper part of the village, mostly hidden by the trees of the forest. If you’re visiting here, please be generous to those who can’t escape their own four walls at present, and share this widely with them on social media, so they can enjoy it. Thank you.

Today’s Picture: 11 Sep 20

Walking through Imbros Gorge on the Greek island of Crete. Taken in July 2008 Dull day here in the Forest of Dean, so a picture of somewhere bright and warm to cheer up your day. If you’re visiting here, please be generous to those who can’t escape their own four walls at present, and share …

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Today’s Picture: 10 Sep 20

The shaded track on the way to the heights of Symonds Yat Rock. All this year, we’ve been hoping for a sight of some of our local wildlife. The nearest we’ve been is a brief audible encounter with a family of wild boar feasting in a large area of bracken, and a pair of the …

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Today’s Picture: 9 Sep 20

Storm clouds gather over the Worm's Head on the Gower Peninsula in Wales. Taken in September 2019. If you’re visiting here, please be generous to those who can’t escape their own four walls at present, and share this widely with them on social media, so they can enjoy it. Thank you.

An Eztraordinary Ezperience

Way back at the dawn of time, well, in 2014, I entered a contest with ‘Humour’ as its theme. My story, below, was shortlisted and appears in the 2015 anthology of winners and other commended stories. Christopher Fielden is still running this contest. For full details, click this link. This year’s contest closes 30th April …

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