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The Valley Of Rocks
Category: Miscellaneous | Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:19 pm
First, the guinea pigs. They had escaped from next door. I managed to catch one and handed it back, and the other two found their own way home. So a happy ending.
The garden hasn't been that inviting lately - damp, cold and gloomy (apart from a few daffodils), so I've remained indoors. As I hadn't added anything lately to my 'musical sketches of Devon', I set about a new piece a few days ago to keep my interest alive. This is my 'take' on a place on the coast called 'The Valley Of Rocks'. I remember back in the 50's the local coach company, Lovering's Coaches, doing an afternoon trip each week in the summer to Lynton and The Valley Of Rocks. They ran an old (new then) Bedford OB coach in cream and maroon. Would be a collector's item now.
Anyway, The Valley Of Rocks is a place that strangely explodes dramatically from the surrounding typically rolling hills in rocky splendour. More like a moonscape than Devon. My piece of music tries to capture the brooding, soaring nature of this ancient and huge geological upheaval.
For anyone interested, it can be heard here:
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Category: Miscellaneous | Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:16 pm
Love 'em or hate 'em, they're all part of our lives (if we can be bothered that is.)
I've just spent the best part of two days trying to get a new website up and running.
'As simple as A, B, C'
'Your own website is just a click away'
'Impress your friends'
I now feel quite exhausted having clicked on anything and everything that looks clickable.
Maybe it's just me.
Anyway, it's all done and I'm going to bed thank you very much.
Oh. If anyone's really interested, it's here:
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Wilder than life
Category: Miscellaneous | Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:18 am
The garden sees it's expected quota of visiting furry folk...squirrels, voles and a now (I hope) demised rat. But guinea pigs?
Yesterday confirmed my suspicions that 'something' light brown was fleetingly visible under the shrubs at the back fence. I'd spotted this before a few days ago, but from a distance I couldn't see what it was - maybe someone's small cat.
Then yesterday I was wandering down there and sunbathing under the bushes were two guinea pigs. Big fellows too.
Where they've come from I've no idea, but upon closer inspection I can see that they've burrowed in under the neighbour's fence, and there's a well defined run leading to under my shed. The shed is on a raised platform, so there's plenty of space underneath for a cosy home.
What to do? If I close off their escape route I might be trapping them in my garden as there's no way of knowing where they are at any time. All I can think of is to put down a humane rat trap and see if I can catch them, and put them in a compound until I know which unlucky kid in the vicinity has lost them.
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