Tag Archives: Durham

You won’t know Durham until you go to the Gala

Durham is built on coal. Coal is in the blood: many families have a mining background and the realities of mining are still in living memory. Indeed, the last pit to close was Easington Colliery in 1993, and today there … Continue reading

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And the Torch comes to Durham

It’s Olympic Torch Day for Durham. The weather forecast is vile – heavy rain all day. I nearly decide to stay at home. I get the bus into Durham. It is not too rainy – drizzle interspersed with showers. There’s … Continue reading

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Durham Rocks!

Finally, after four years living in County Durham, my Taller Half and I have started volunteering with the Durham Wildlife Trust. Today we had a geology training day, led by geologist David Lawrence. Half classroom, half field trip, we learnt … Continue reading

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A little painting of me

Instead of going out for my planned walk, I’ve inadvertently spent the whole morning playing in photoshop. All this social networking malarky requires me to have at least one decent photo to act as a profile pic. As the photographer … Continue reading

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My arms length obsession with horses

I’ve had a long and frustrated love affair with horses for probably my whole life. One of my earliest memories is of an art session at playschool. The boy sitting next to me painted a beautiful black horse. I envied … Continue reading

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Stepping back in time

We’ve been proud Crook residents for nearly a month now. I’ve lived in County Durham for over three years, and thought I had a good feel for the place, but West Durham is full of surprises. Crook is a market … Continue reading

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A wild weekend

It’s raining again. This isn’t really a surprise as it’s been the theme of the weekend. Summer-like sunshine, cloud, rain, sun, rain, and on and on. This didn’t stop me from spending most of the weekend outside, and the rest … Continue reading

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