1. Archive: Dec 2010

  1. Jane’s Plant of the Month

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    Chimonanthus praecox – Wintersweet This plant really lives up to its common name bearing cluster upon cluster of waxy yellow blooms with an inner smudge of maroon as though each bloom has been kissed by a mysterious, lipstick laden femme fatale before leaving the most delightfully sweet scent upon each flower  – there to linger all the way through the …Read More

  2. Skate Search – Can You Help?

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    As most of you know, one of my dear friends is John Smart – Grandson of the world champion speed skater, James Smart. Well John is in the process of creating an archive about the Smart’s sporting history but needs some help with one particular area: It is believed that James trained on something called ‘Road Skates’ …Read More

  3. Ice to see you to see you Ice!

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    Yesterday saw one of the most beautiful frosts so far this Winter. Nothing was left untouched by Winter’s icy breath and not only was it stunning but it also meant that the ice was great for skating! During our lunch break we headed for the ice at Welney and met up with a handful of …Read More

  4. Winter Wonderland

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    Winter is well and truly here and with it comes a cool beauty like a Hitchcock blonde, weaving her icy magic and seducing the lovers of winter with her shining diamonds and beckoning soft duvet of snow.  I know most British people find Winter a drag and every time we get a snowflake, the cold air is marred by miserable …Read More

  5. A N’ice’ Morning’s Skating

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    Although there was a little covering of snow on Monday, some brave souls still were determined to get on the ice and have a bit of a skate. These photos were taken by GeoffRobinson of Rod Ward and our contracts Manager, Gary Evison taking to the ice. The ice is solid this morning and OK for …Read More