Monthly Archives: Nov 2011

I have struck.

6°C, clear sky, winds W. Today, I’m on strike for the first time in my life. The big multi-union campaign is against the government breaking their side of the Teachers’ Pensions agreement. They are in breach of contract, so most … Continue reading

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Chocolate loss

11°C, calm before a storm. My local down-market supermarket seems to have stopped selling one of my favourite chocolate bars. That’s the second time we have had to endure such a loss in the past few years. Co-Op stopped one … Continue reading

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I want to get off

10~7°C, thin above, the sun shone a bit too. Gifts come my way, I have foods, drinks, and CDs. The Music I bought myself, it’s been a long time since last. Before, I would impatiently open the CD cases, sometimes … Continue reading

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Harold Budd/The Necks

10ºC, dry, getting windy Gig in Stan’s Cafe Birmingham, – both ambient music, in an interesting venue- a metal pressing factory conversion in the Jewelery Quater, Birmingham. There wasn’t a great deal of conversion made to the buliding, it was clean … Continue reading

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House mushroom

10°C, cloudy (thin ones) Further to this autumn’s fungus theme on this blog, here is a surprise mushroom growing in my bathroom. That sounds grotty, it’s actually growing in the pot of a (so called) Dragon tree. The tree cost … Continue reading

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9°C, rain Got myself a good old fashioned cold. The sort of throat bunging body acher that seems overdue in this long term. We’ve had a very dry autumn, perhaps the new damp air has woken the bugs.

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4°C, FOG, thick too. Suddenly wake from a dream: I am driving anxiously toward a petrol station, the fuel gauge needle is on “E” hard. Rolling uphill towards the yellow sign of a Shell garage, the road opens into two … Continue reading

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More fungal fun

12C, dry, light SSE wind Quite a dry week for November (the wettest month). These mushrooms were huge, found on a tree stump that had cris-cross cuts on the top. Was that done to ensure killing the stump by introducing … Continue reading

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Thinking of work

14°C, SE winds cloud, bit of sun Had some meetings at work. Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. 3.  Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf; Witches’ mummy; maw and gulf Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark; Root of … Continue reading

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Shake me out of this tree

9°C, Dull dull drizzle Here I am, lying in bed with a mince pie and a brandy. It’s grey out, no wind and no sign of an end to this claggy drizzle. Hence, I have the brandy and wondering what … Continue reading

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