Monthly Archives: July 2015

TELLING THE BEES

As I mentioned yesterday, I had a phone call to tell me that my good friend, Jean d’Cruze had died that morning after a long and painful illness.  I have just returned from visiting her bungalow to tell the bees … Continue reading

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THE CHARMERS OF CORNWALL

Today I picked up my old pal Steve at Dorchester station to take him to his plot of land, ‘Forty’ at Tremaine in Cornwall. He calls it Forty because it is 40 leagues from his home.  Following a fall last … Continue reading

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A DARG DAY

Today was unusually dull, damp and drizzly compared to what the weather has been like for ages.  This was very welcome as the moisture will help the plants to secrete more nectar and because I was able to stuff a … Continue reading

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WORD POWER!

I slept well in my cubicle in an upper dormitory and was up before 7.  My gouty toe was much better. After breakfast I looked at the traders’ booths and bought a book on propolis from IBRA’s stall. I wonder … Continue reading

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SPARE TIME AT GORMANSTON

Having travelled by the overnight ferry, arriving in Eire at about 6am there was time to spare after we had (after overshooting on the motorway and getting lost) booked in, found our bedspace in the dormitory and lunched, so I … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON’S COMING!

Originally posted on Chris Slade's Bee Blog:
I think there may still be a few places left if you haven’t booked yet.  I’m travelling over to Ireland with Jan Stuart again, but this time by plane rather than boat…

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GORMANSTON’S COMING!

I think there may still be a few places left if you haven’t booked yet.  I’m travelling over to Ireland with Jan Stuart again, but this time by plane rather than boat as Flybe has revised its timetable to something … Continue reading

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