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How I Join The Landed Gentry

Putting the ‘mental’ in Environmental, I have signed up to a scheme that enables people to buy shares in an Environmental project. The scheme is called Longlands Common and a good friend, Allan, is involved with it – I believe he sits on the board. It came about that people can now purchase shares in Longlands common for as little as £50 or up to £37,500. I played the part I could afford. If you…

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Creativity Review (Of Sorts)

Celebrating ‘Capability’ Brown & The Yorkshire Landscape

My wife and I took advantage of the hottest day of the years so far and journeyed in to town. First stop was Major Tom’s Social, where we supped, however the destination was always going to be The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate. Kathryn had spotted that there ‘was an exhibition about trees’ on at the gallery and further research yielded the familiar name ‘Capability’ Brown. It was part of a two stunning exhibitions and a…

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A British Person’s View Of Brexit

Where to start, really. I woke up on Tuesday in Great Britain and will fall asleep today (Friday) in Little England. Hats off to the Leave Campaign. They fought a very aggressive campaign and won. We live in a democracy and ultimately we will suffer the Government we deserve. I am grateful that I have the chance to still complain about the state of the British – however – I will ask you this; when…

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Letter #4

Dear Andrew Jones MP, As you may be aware from our previous correspondence, I have a passion for Human Rights and environmental campaigns – it is about the rights of the Munduruku people and the plight of the Amazon that I am writing to you now. As you will be aware, the Olympics will start in Rio de Janerio in a month’s time. As TV crews arrive from hundreds of countries, those in power will…

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The Day We Went Bat Hunting

After a farily uneventful weekend of sleep and slobbing, I decided to try and make one last hurrah for the weekend. The plan conspired after a telephone call to my Dad who mentioned that the Bats had started to fly around Dark Walk Woods on an evening. I figured I had the right sort of microphone (a BatBox Baton) and the appropriate recording equipment (Olympus LS100) so I invited some loved ones to Valley Gardens…

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Desmond & The Freshwater Floodings

The title of this entry is not the name of an obscure 50’s beat combo – oh no, Storm Desmond wreaked havoc in the fells of Cumbria and Scotland over the weekend. It had a personal effect on people I love, so this time it has got personal. The gloves are off Environment, but, it will be about the Re-wilding of Britain. There are two principal reasons for the freshwater flooding. The first, obviously, is…

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