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George Costanza, 'Seinfeld'

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08/07/2019:

  • A review of Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson 4

    "I suppose an author must be doing something right for me to read three of his books back to back. Notes from a Big Country is a compendium of Bryson's columns for the Mail on Sunday magazine that he wrote after his move back to the States in 1995..." More

  • Photos.
Pond
Cycling to the county's edge - and beyond!
The hardest climb in the Fens - onto the A14 bridge
They can't keep me away - triaging a cycle route to work, on a Sunday

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26/06/2019:

Shrubbery
Yorkshire

15/06/2019:

  • A review of Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson 4

    "This book is so well-known that for a long time I almost felt as though I'd read it. My image of Bill Bryson was of a bluff, upbeat Yankee purveying witty but bland observations on the quaint ways of the British people, unintentionally patronising them with reminders of what a noble, scenic and history-filled island they inhabit, and enjoining them to desist in their self-deprecating ways and to be a bit more openly proud of their country..." More

  • Photos.
The stream
East Cambridgeshire

05/06/2019:

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High Street
Cycling out of Cambridge

01/06/2019:

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Burwell Lode
Fens
Sea kayaking
Sea kayaking on Anglesey

08/05/2019:

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Skipton Woods
Southern Yorkshire Dales

06/05/2019:

  • A review of Schimmen rond de Parula (Ghosts Around Parula) by F Springer 4

    "F Springer was the pen name (Dutch writers seem to like their pen names) of Carel Jan Schneider, a civil servant and diplomat who spent his childhood in the Dutch East Indies, and worked for three years as an administrator in western New Guinea before his career moved him elsewhere. He draws on his knowledge of the Indonesian archipelago in this fascinating and sobering tale of cultural conflict..." More

  • Photos.
Wave
A session at HPP
Billy and Dad, Five Rise Locks
Bingley

27/04/2019:

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Garden
Yorkshire
Fen road
Action shots of fenland cycling

17/04/2019:

A review of I Can't Stay Long by Laurie Lee 4

"Laurie Lee acquired fame with his first volume of autobiography, Cider with Rosie, in 1959 - an evocative account of his childhood and youth in the idyllic Gloucestershire hills. I was one of thousands of late-twentieth-century English schoolchildren forced to read it at too young an age..." More


10/04/2019:

Photos:

Trees look like sea anemones or coral or something
Lincolnshire
King of the castle
Yorkshire
Whipple Museum
Cambridge
Paddling
Wales

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