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My first panorama!

I had a one-hour photography tutorial yesterday at Jessops in Leicester, where I learned all sorts of things about my camera that I never knew before, including how to take a panorama shot, which is what you see here, this being three photos side by side. You probably know all about this, but it was […] More

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A visit to Ireland in 2016

My wife and I had our honeymoon in Ireland back in 1986. We went back to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary in 2016, although we visited a different part of the country. These photos are of the area quite close to the cottage we rented. I have plenty more from our trip if people would […] More

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Over the Top: a Pennine Walk

These photos were taken during a camping holiday a few years ago in North Yorkshire. We left the car at Ribblehead Station then took a train to Dent, which is the next station up the line on the Settle and Carlisle Railway. The train takes you over the Ribblehead Viaduct and then through a long […] More

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Quotations: Who Said What?

Here is a quiz to test your quotation knowledge. Some of these are probably familiar to you, but do you know who was the first person to say or write them? Some others may be new to you, but who – of the suggested answers – is most likely to have been the originator? One […] More

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A walk in Summer

A few days ago I posted a set of photos entitled A Frosty Morning. This set date from several years ago, and were taken in the height of summer. Some of them show the same views as the Frosty Morning shots – but  looking very different! More

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Causes of Cancer – Yes or No?

There is a great deal of misunderstanding about what behaviours and substances are likely causes of cancer, in one of its many manifestations. This quiz lists a number of possible causes – all of them have been put forward as such at one time or another. Experts in the field have views as to whether […] More

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A walk on a frosty morning

When there is a hard frost the pavements are too slippery to risk when taking the dog for her early morning walk. However, the fields next to our village are no problem, with the frozen grass crunching underfoot. On this occasion I took the camera as well as the dog! More

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Improve Your Vocabulary: Letter A

The English language is full of weird and wonderful words that you may never have come across before – and quite likely never will again! Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of obscure English words, or maybe it’s just a case of hazarding a guess at what they could possibly mean. All these […] More

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What Astronomers Do

There is a popular misconception that professional astronomers spend all their time squinting through powerful telescopes in the middle of the night and going ‘Wow’ at frequent intervals as new discoveries are made. However, that impression is some distance from the truth. For one thing, astronomers have home lives to lead and quite like being […] More

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Family Links

All the questions in this quiz relate to people with strong family connections, in a variety of settings including history,  literature, show business, sport and more. Just for fun, can you spot who belongs with whom? More

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