How sweet it is to sit and read the tales
Of mightiest poets and to hear the while
Sweet music, which when the attention fails
Fill the dim pause โ€”

Currently reading: Hear Me Out by Armando Iannucci ๐Ÿ“š


Misty and muddy walk this morning but at least I got above the clouds. Now to clean my boots โ€ฆ ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ


Update to my Micro.blog Navigation List plug-in

I have just updated my Micro.blog Navigation List plug-in to version 1.0.6

Prior to this version a link to the list page was automatically added to the site’s main navigation menu. This is no longer the case.

So, if you do want the link to appear in your site’s main menu when the plug-in has been installed see the instructions in the GitHub README.



Check in ๐Ÿ—บ โ€” Root, Bristol.

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Cactus boot, prehistoric jungle and glasshouse at Bristol Botanic Garden ๐ŸŒฑ


Beer check in via Untappd ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿบ. Landlord at The Gloucester Old Spot, Bristol. โ€” Drinking a Landlord by Timothy Taylor’s Brewery

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Check in ๐Ÿ—บ โ€” Bristol Botanic Garden ๐ŸŒฑ

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Some intense leafleting in Bristol.



๐ŸŽต My Top weekly artists: The Police (11), Andy Summers (10), Muse (9), Furtwรคngler, BPO (8) & Neil Young & Crazy Horse (6) via tweekly.fm



Finished reading: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki ๐Ÿ“š



Rhubarb chard at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

Rhubarb chard


Check in ๐Ÿ—บ โ€” The National Botanic Garden of Wales

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Film log - watched: Out Of Time, 2021 - โ˜…ยฝ ๐ŸŽฅ



Beer check in via Untappd ๐Ÿ—บ๐Ÿบ. Bristol Beer Factory Milk Stout at the Bunch of Grapes.

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๐ŸŽต My Top weekly artists: Bell, Academy of St Martin in the Fields (12), The Ronettes (12), Neil Young (8), Coro del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Fedora Barbieri, Giuseppe Modesti, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano & Tullio Serafin (5) via tweekly.fm


First try of a plastic Holga lens on my old Pentax K100D. A Holga HL-P, 60ย mm f/8 for Pentax DSLR cameras - thank you ebay ๐Ÿ˜Š

Camera on manual exposure; I was pleased with most of my guesses!

Results on Flickr ๐Ÿ“ท

Holga lens Pentax K100D Horse


Film log - watched: Cherry, 2021 - โ˜…โ˜…ยฝ ๐ŸŽฅ


๐ŸŽต My Top weekly artists: The Police (31), Lana Del Rey (17), Coldplay (10), Elbow (9) & Giannis Poulopoulos (9) via tweekly.fm


Film log - watched: Twin Town, 1997 - โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…ยฝ ๐ŸŽฅ


A visit to Kingโ€™s Quoit, the Neolithic burial chamber overlooking Manorbier beach, Pembrokeshire. September 2021. More photos in this album on Flickr ๐Ÿ“ท

Ian Mason at King's Quoit Neolithic burial chamber overlooking Manorbier Bay


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