Monthly Archives: February 2016

Jeanie the hag

It’s rather wonderful to discover something new about somewhere you thought you knew back to front. Less than a ten-minute walk from my cottage, Mulgrave Woods is an enchanting place – a 2000-acre ancient woodland with a ruined castle perched … Continue reading

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The cliff route to Robin Hood’s Bay

The sun has been venturing out lately, and so have I. Yesterday, after working late into the previous night, I crawled out of bed to discover the sun rising into a beautiful clear sky. I sacked off work for the … Continue reading

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A brace of birds

Pheasant shooting finished at the beginning of February, and with the closing weeks of the season came a frenzy of activity across North Yorkshire, as fieldsports enthusiasts took every opportunity to blast as many of the buggers out of the … Continue reading

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Cleaning up a Chillington ARPAX

Yesterday, while rooting through an old chest in pursuit of lightbulbs, I unearthed a WW2 fireman’s hatchet. It’s a Chillington ARPAX, and as axes go, it’s a bit of an oddity. The whole thing is made of one big lump … Continue reading

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