Tag Archives: Sussex

Let Down By Simon Manser Flooring

I needed some LVT (Amtico & Karndean) flooring laid and found Simon Manser on the internet. He appears to be based in the Crowborough / Uckfield area. After 2 or 3 attempts to get him to look at the job … Continue reading

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In Search of Sacred England – Part 1

I get pretty fed up with empty patriotism – the sort that allows the otherwise selfish and dim, the greedy and mediocre a sense of superiority simply through the tenuous link of having been born somewhere. You know the people … Continue reading

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A Sussex Year

Profound apologies. It’s been months since I blogged. What happened? Well I’ve been writing. Not only did I finish rewriting Ozymandius but, despite vowing to take a break, I had the opening lines of the next novel pop into my … Continue reading

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Charity Begins in the Back Garden

One of the nice things about reporting is that it takes you places and introduces you to people that you might not otherwise meet. So the other day I was down in Seaford on the Sussex coast West of Eastbourne … Continue reading

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Many Views From Here

When I was in South East Asia I missed the changing of the seasons. The undying equatorial summer somehow allows time to slip by unmarked. Each day is much the same. One year becomes another. The seasons give us wayposts … Continue reading

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The Third Best Fish and Chips in Britain

What is it with fish and chips? It’s quite telling what our national dish says about us. It’s not peasant cooking like the best Italian food, or courtly like French haut cuisine, it’s a staple of the urban working class, … Continue reading

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(Does the World Need) Another Love Song

In my teens and twenties life was all about music.  I made a living through journalism but my dreams were bound up in writing songs and performing. And perform I did.  I had a fairly regular slot at the Mean … Continue reading

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