It’s hard to express the intense pleasure of reading Andrea Goldsmith’s new novel, Invented Lives. It’s not just that it’s an absorbing novel that held my interest from start to finish, it’s also a book filled with insights that will stay with me for a long time. While the central character in Invented Lives is Galina […]
Trip list Black-headed bunting (seen twice) Caspian Gulls (a good many) Collared Flycatcher (a black and white bird poorly seen may have been this but also may have been semi-collared or pied. Isabelline Wheatear (seen at the marsh just past the fishpond at Enisala) Common Crane (two seen grus grus unless they were Demoiselle Crane) […]
Babadag Forest north end near a campsite Very hot. Not much seen Some Red-backed shrikes – the first of the trip A black & white woodpecker flew into a garden A black and white small bird not seen properly- could it have been a collared flycatcher? No raptors Enisala Fishponds large raptor with pale […]
In 1884, a very precise description was published of the boundaries of Tooting Graveney Parish. It details the boundary fields of the Parish,who owned them and what they were being used for. We are retracing the route again in July 2019 and hope to evoke some of the historical landscape of late Victorian Tooting, stopping […]
Constant noise emanating in to your house can drive you around the bend.
Especially at night. We’ve all been in bed knowing there is an early start the next day and been angered by the constant noise from neighbours.
Whether you are living next door to a party house, dogs are continually barking or their car alarm has gone off for the eighteenth time this week, it is inevitably stressful.
And if the issue is particularly anti-social than the council, or even the police can get involved and those responsible can face hefty fines.
And it appears to be a significant issue in Bristol, although one that has lessened in recent years.
The complaints raised in Bristol in 2018
Including the noise pollution number.
Arriving at the Grindul Lupilor Pensuine at Sinoe, the night before then in the Thursday morning 13th June, a pre-breakfast walk around Sinoe Village, after which was a trip to Sinoe Lagoons, a trip to Istria and a trip to Sitorman Quarry Sinoe Village Jackdaw House Sparrows Tree Sparrow Spanish Sparrow White Stork Barn Swallow […]
A top chef has questioned the way restaurants are inspected for their hygiene.
Pete Laurenson, who runs the kitchen in The Victoria Park in Bedminster, was celebrating this week as his workplace’s cleanliness was praised by council officials.
But the 35-year-old can still recall the pain he felt when an earlier inspection resulted in a two-star hygiene rating.
He said: “It’s hurtful for everyone in the kitchen – the morale of everyone in the kitchen dropped for a few months.”
The Victoria Park, o
In my mind, the Palace of Collyweston has become nothing short of the stuff of legend; an extensive Tudor palace, much favoured by the invincible Margaret Beaufort; the place in which a sad farewell was made to the 14-year-old Margaret Tudor as she progressed north to take up her position as Queen of Scots, now […]
Ang KAPA po ay isang religious organisasyon na may mga negosyo. Wala pong mali dito. At ang pera nang mga members ang ginamit para pondohan ang mga negosyong ito. Kaya bilang isang membro, may habol po kayo sa inyong binigay na pera. Hindi po yun donasyon taliwalas sa dokumentong pinermahan ninyo. Isa po itong MISNOMER […]
21 June 2019 By Bryan Smyth bryan@TheCork.ie This Saturday, June 22nd, Cork County Council is taking the party to the street to celebrate the opening of the newly revitalised Doneraile Court. The refurbishment project is expected to further boost Doneraile Wildlife Park’s position as one of Ireland’s best performing attractions. The Council’s ‘Re-Imagine Doneraile’ festivities, […]
The Grass Library is a gorgeous book. Anyone who loves animals will be enchanted… but it’s a book that will challenge your thinking as well. David Brooks is the author of some books I’ve really liked. He’s a very versatile writer, publishing poetry, short fiction, essays, non-fiction and novels, two of which I’ve read and reviewed […]
A few days before the summer solstice, I was lucky enough to be invited for a picnic and tour of the garden at Monk’s House, the country home of Virginia and Leonard Woolf, with the garden team from Charleston. The visit was part of an exchange of ideas between the two gardens, once owned by […]
I think you ought. Not that this should be the only way of reading—but every day you should be going forward. Suppose you were roaming through a beautiful estate, and that your object was to learn all about it. You might pursue two methods. First, you might set out at one of the gates, and […]