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Thursday, 2 July 2020

Bruton, Somerset: Trendy!



"Bruton was selected by The Times in 2015 as the most fashionable place in Britain. It has been described by Country Life as the “new Notting Hill”, after the area in west London".

"How did Bruton, a small town in Somerset, go from a cider-producing community to one of England’s most fashionable addresses?"


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-bruton-made-a-name-for-itself-x3zgn9bh2


https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/george-osborne-goes-west-to-1-6m-somerset-bolthole-v38sw9b8k


An old folk-song, collected by Cecil Sharp, 1904:


Portland (Dorset) on Film


A magical location!


The Island of Stone (1934)


1971 Look Stranger, Skylark Durston. Heart of Stone, Portland


"Portland, Story of an Island" 1998

Monday, 29 June 2020

Michael Rosen Interview, BBC Radio 4, Today Programme, 29 June, 2020



Michael Rosen on the NHS, seven weeks on a ventilator, and his gradual recovery from Covid-19

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000kgnm

From the 1 hour 50 minute point

“They handed me a piece of paper and said you’ve got a 50/50 chance.  I said ‘Well are you telling me that’s better than the chance I’ve got now? Are you telling me I might not wake up?’ and they said ‘Yes’, then I signed something.”

Friday, 26 June 2020

The Friendly Seal, Weymouth


A misty morning, a great swim and and a heartwarming encounter!









The seal sidled up to make friends with the woman, not the other way round

Short video


The bad news (Dorset Echo):

Dog tries to bite the seal