Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Cobb, Lyme Regis 31/3/13

Easter Sun(came-out-to)day… Advertisements

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Hawkwind in Seaton!

Its great to see that this weekend, legendary psych-space stoner 70s rockers and their fans hit Seaton. Not quite sure quite how or what the local connection is, though… Yes, the stoner rock-fathers, Hawkwind, are still going strong, headlining both nights of HawkEaster, their 2 day festival at Seaton Town Hall. Over at Manor Farm, […]

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View from a telescope at the Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth

The Observatory is 7 miles from Seaton. More on this soon, but meanwhile, here is the peaceful view from one of the hill top telescopes of a cloudy October 2012 night sky…

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Pleasantries#1

Late afternoon in my Kitchen with Sergio, my Italian lodger: Hi Sergio, How was your evening,what did you get up to last night? Ciao. Sea. Hi. Actually I was very frightened. Oh Dear. What happened? Yes, I saw something…. I saw a paranormal activity. What? Yes, I saw it. What, in the house? (Sergio nods) […]

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The French Lieutenant’s Woman on screen (1981)

I’m not mad about this adaptation… but as TFLW is the book of the week, here it is. Funny how film trailer style has changed so much. Take a fleeting look at the Cobb and think of being in wind swept Lyme Regis at this time of year, for the novel is set in late […]

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TFLW

I’m re-reading The French Lieutenant’s Woman, John Fowles. I’m thinking about his house, Belmont, in Lyme Regis, that the Landmark Trust is fundraising to renovate at great expense. Not to celebrate the author exactly, but to turn it into self-contained flats. Sarah Fowles, his wife, had given the house to the Trust when he died […]

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Home Front

I had written a post about my lodgers, comparing the English lodgers with the foreign language students that I have hosted over the months. It is a strange thing, but I have had more misunderstandings and difficulty with native English speaking lodgers, frictions arising due to lack of communication…I saved it on my computer to […]

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Monday 4th March, Pantheon, Rome

A hole in the ancient dome brings skylight and mystery to this sometime temple. The dome is 43m high, designed perhaps by Appolodorus of Damaskus and built in 27 BC. The original temple burned to the ground in 80 AD, and was replaced by Hadrian. The temple was given to the Catholic church in 608 […]

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