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Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 20:04

 Pics from a Scarecrow Festival last summer - great fun 

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:43



Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:29

It would be gentlemanly to share Verdun 

OH has been out for a ride on his new bike - he's a very happy bunny - it looks as if it made for him - none of that awkward stiff-neck position if you know what I mean 

Pingles - old country name for ???

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:13
artjak wrote (see)

Dove, I am also fascinated by the way we use language and the way words develop. I love the fact that such 'English' words as settee and bungalow come from India. And that we say 'faux pas' because we don't have an English version, and the French say 'le weekend'

I think the poggle mentioned above comes from Hertfordshire.

I will try to read the Melvin Barge book, even though I am allergic to him

I too was deeply allergic to him until I heard some of the radio progs that came from the book - he's now one of my heroes (as long as I don't have to watch him on tv) 


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 19:09

Need to improve your tree-climbing skills Panda 

Pingles - old country name for ???

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 18:15

Thanks Busy Bee - it gets more and more interesting.  Next time I go to John Clare's cottage  - one of my favourite places - I'll see if anyone there has any info 

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Posted: 20/02/2014 at 17:29

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Posted: 20/02/2014 at 17:25

Probably not the hedgehog's fault - the crocus was below ground when he decided to built his hibernaculum just there 

Pingles - old country name for ???

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 17:22

I know paigle for cowslips and oxslips, but I've not been able to find it's origin - I'm fascinated by etymology - Melvin Bragg's The Adventure of English is one of my mostfavourite books ever.


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 17:18

There was an earthquake in Norfolk/south Lincs/Cambs a few, maybe 8 years ago - we woke up and the house was shaking - neighbours rushed out into the street and there was a lot of excited shouting (we lived in student-land).  We waited until the shaking stopped then went back to sleep.

And in 1993 there was an earthquake that affected Norwich  - I was working early in the upper painting studios at Norwich School of Art - the huge sash windows rattled for and cans and jars of turps fell off the shelves - I wondered what on it was - later that day my daughter phoned me as she'd heard a news broadcast which said there'd been an earthquake in Norwich. 

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