My Books in Print

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Lock Keepers Inn

On a beautiful afternoon in September last year, my Beloved and I, together with her six year old daughter, strolled along a canalised section of the River Lagan in South Belfast to where one of the locks is being restored. This is part of an ambitious long term scheme to restore the Lagan Navigation up to Lough Neagh, and subsequently the Ulster Canal onwards from . . . → Read More: Lock Keepers Inn

That's what being an enthusiast is all about

Yesterday, finding myself with a few hours to kill in Warwick, and in need of a breath of fresh air, I went for a walk up the flight of 21 locks at Hatton. I’ve never navigated these locks, but just walking up the flight to the excellent cafe at the top exhausted me. These are walloping great locks, which must take a great deal of . . . → Read More: That’s what being an enthusiast is all about

Midnight Lady

Last night, we went to a party in Presteigne, ate cassoulet and generally had a nice mild time. This got me thinking about mild New Year’s, and how some people don’t like New Year because it can, on occasion, be anti-climactic.

Still the most anti-climactic New Year I’ve ever spent was Millennium night. The thing had been long in the planning. For much of the . . . → Read More: Midnight Lady