Howard Hill

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Folk Weekend Oxford (FWO)

Folk Weekend Oxford (FWO)

This weekend was Folk Weekend Oxford 2021 (the event previously know as the Oxford Folk Festival). The whole shebang was put together virtually, using Zoom, YouTube and Facebook. What a mammoth task, but thankfully, no mammoths were hurt during the weekend. Well,...
Wantage Community Church

Wantage Community Church

I was delighted to be invited to play bass in the worship band today. Annie (my minder for the day) accompanied me (no, not on tambourine!) and set up my bass amp, bass and iPad stand. I was still suffering from dizziness, but keeping myself fairly still I was able to...
Scutchamer Knob

Scutchamer Knob

Annie and I drove to the car park on the Ridgeway just above West Ilsley, and we walked to Scutchamer Knob and back. Although it sounds like a gentleman’s affliction, our destination was an early Iron Age barrow.┬áIt is a semi-circular bank but originally it was...
Howard’s bird feeder

Howard’s bird feeder

It’s been a bit quiet on the garden bird front this year. However, on the 16th April 2021 I saw a pair of blue tits using the facilities. I opened our conservatory window quietly, grabbed my camera and long lens, and snap snap.   Blue titBlue titBlue...
The snow it snoweth all day long

The snow it snoweth all day long

12th April 2021 and the country was ready for the next phase in the lifting of lockdown restrictions. Today was the day when hospitality venues (and other stuff) were allowed to re-open. For hospital venues, read pubs! And would you believe it, when I opened the...
I heard that… pardon?

I heard that… pardon?

Today I went for an appointment to SpecSavers. To have my hearing checked. So the guy put headphones on me and gave me a buzzer and sent all sorts of noises at me. I dutifully pressed the buzzer each time I could hear a noise. Anyway – much to my surprise the...