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“Silence” by Steve Roake(Comments Off on “Silence” by Steve Roake)

January 5, 2019

You know us balloonists are a funny lot. We share a common denominator but we vary by so many ways. From Time to time I think about things, with nothing in particular in mind and then suddenly something will enter my head and I’ll study it at length to fully understand all of its virtues. […]

The Great Ridgeway Amble Part1 – Avebury or Bust

The Ridgeway is arguably the oldest road in Britain, well, being  local, we reckon the Icknield Way is more likely! I have lived with both all me life as they run through Wendover. They are one of the same (nearly). Step out the Swan’s front door and you are walking on them. Ancient history underfoot. […]

“Tranquillity” by Steve Roake

‘Tranquillity’, the word conjures up various differing ideas for people based upon their ideal definition of what is peaceful utopia. It tends to be a unique position where you find yourself in a place unexpectedly where the surroundings leave you in broad agreement with life in general. It manifests itself as differing things to different […]

Malmesbury, Mustard and the story of the Tiger

“Eaten by a Tiger! Without mustard?” we echoed as one. “Yes,” said Barry, “Really. Look over here.” We did and it was true, a very lovely little lady explained the story to us. We were not sure whether to laugh or feel sadness. Granted we’d had a pint and indulged in a drop of hot […]


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