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Days wandering

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You can be surprised when you go out and about for a wander. I went to visit my daughter in Derby the other day. It was such a joy seeing her and then we added to that by taking a good walk around parts of the city centre. I had few expectations of Derby as a city and was really surprised. We managed to find a whole raft of interesting little alleyways, the odd arcade, nice pubs, cafes and more – art shops included.

I have a love of places where history has added texture to what is around you, even better when that texture still has life and is felt and enjoyed.

Sometimes if you open the door to a new memory it will serve you for a long time. If that door and what surrounds it has a history placed well within the present it can mean something more.

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solar nights

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Soular Order.

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I really like my moody evenings and skies as you might have guessed. I tend to like certain sorts of music that goes with all such. Given my age it might be a little odd for people – I love my chillstep, deep dubstep but then I also love my older balearic chill, deep house and the like.

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Mentioned here are a couple of artists that I really have some time for – Soular Order, a Manchester based producer and also Christian Hornbostel. The two are very different but still they have the capacity to add to particular moments and moods. You can find some of the photos from our group on Sellfy –

f4mmedia (f4mmedia) – Sellfy.com.

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Coventry – contrasts

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Coventry, the city in which I grew up, is definitely for me a city of contrasts. During my youth I grew up in an area called Tile Hill – in particular the village, separated off from the newer housing developments by the woods. In our house I had such objects as this grandmother clock and so many other well aged things –  athree quarter sized snooker table, bought for my uncle when he was young and ill – he later became a champion cyclist, nearly going off to the Olympics and he was also once one of the most skilled toolmakers in the area working for many years at Coventry Gauge and Tool. On the other corner of our street was the farm, known to us as Bourne’s Farm but properly named Tanyard Farm, originally a tanners yard built in the 18th century. But close by were the factories – Massey Ferguson, the tractor manufacturers, the Standard Triumph works and many more.

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This is more of the nature of Coventry now. Part of a city centre shopping centre that is somewhat impressive – if that is your sort of thing. My memories are rather more of the older buildings sat beside more modern efforts in terms of work, industry and music.

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The Golden Cross was a major part of my youth – built in 1583 and still standing, perhaps still open. I remember it as the place where I met John Bradbury, later to become drummer with the Specials and Selecter. I tried very hard to impress him playing sax and singing – I was seriously not very good and also quite shy. I failed miserably. I retain my love of the music of that era and beyond. I still create ska and 2 tone mixes and occasionally listen to the music I enjoyed in those days. It was somewhat later that me and friends went off to see a certain Noel Redding, bassist with Jimi Hendrix – he was very good – gave him a Picadilly because he was out of fags.

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There are still a whole variety of medieval buildings still standing and still in use.

In a recent visit back home I had the chance to relate some old stories of my old school – Bablake, 670 years old – the stories are a little risque and so I will not repeat them here. Suffice it to say, the old boys had a somewhat lively approach to things and got up to all sorts.

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Summer – is it really here?

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… and so a few flowers appear, things warm a little and for us in the UK we begin to believe that summer is either here or well on its way …

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Here and there there are textures and patterns above and beyond the obvious to see and feel … simple flowers, nothing artificially nurtured, not groomed or cultivated, beyond those beautiful things my great grandfather dealt with professionally – after having been a journeyman builder for many years, also the village well-sinker and mole-catcher (yes, I was non-plussed as a child), he went on to become a gardener supplying local pubs with hanging baskets and working for some of the large houses in the village.

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yes I do love the plants and foliage around me – but I like to look for and find qualities within those parts of the plant world that are beyond the stuff of cared for gardens – the accidents, the discarded, even those in decline – there is something to be found even there within them …

 

 

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birthday tomorrow so endless amounts of mayhem over in Sheffield – you may hear the noise in the distance …

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