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Posted 1 day 18 hours ago

This month, as I drove through the floods of Cumbria, I was reminded of poor old Dr Foster:

Doctor Foster went to Gloucester

In a shower of rain

He stepped in a puddle

Right up to his middle

And never went there again!

Posted 3 days 2 hours ago

It’s always a treat to see a treecreeper. A small brown woodland bird, a little larger than a wren and a little smaller than a sparrow, it can sometimes be spotted working its way up a tree trunk or along the underside of a branch, probing the bark for insects with its slender, curved beak.


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My 9x great uncle, John Kelsall, wrote a tract back in 1682. He gave it the following, snappy title: