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Newark. There be bloggers, pirates and floods here

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I seem to have taken lots of completely out of focus photos in Nottinghamshire. I was having too good a time.

Collingham wallflowers

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I still cannot remember what the plant is called, the third one down? you can't google yellow flower and get anywhere. Anyone know?
6th Jun 2007, 17:15   | tags:comments (9)

this time there were three baby ones

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London! Regent's Canal

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Sitting on the edge of the canal with Dhamaka, feeling comfortable in the Uk (had the pub thing down by then), beautiful light, the gherkin in the distance--sublime. Thank you Dhamaka.
5th Jun 2007, 23:42   | tags:,,comments (9)

I heart Leeds

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Leeds was better than I imagined. Not only is it the home of some of our best bloggers, it is a lovely city centre. It is a university town, so there are lots of young people around, and good food, book stores, and of course, music. The centre of the city has arched shopping areas, and a huge pedestrian area. The buildings along the canals are being renovated into interesting places to live.

good morning raccoon

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I was so upset last night when I went to bed, thinking of the London 2012 Olympics logo, that I forgot to lock the door. It's raccoon time. Annie and the raccoon are good friends. She is looking very fat. And happy.
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night vines

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dick whittington built this for helen and beth

By my standards, this building is old. It was built in 1601. The wood inside is 400 years old and someone is sticking up kid art on it. In North America the wood would be part of a very charming olde englishe bar with lots of brasse and fernse.

It is a very cosy school, with a stream outside, and a churchyard with gravestones next door. The caretaker, who also drives the school bus, happened around to give us a real tour.

According to my source, Beth and Helen graced these halls as elementary students.

The school was built in 1601 by Sir William Craven, thought to be the inspiration for the Dick Whittington story.