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Richard Fox · 1M ago

June/July 2017 garden diary

Rose (1) – all the roses in our new house are as yet unidentified 😦 Rose (2) Rose (3) Rose (4) Rose (5) Twisted Willow (before pruning) Twisted Willow (after pruning) Lavender, Pansies and P...
Richard Fox · 1M ago

Keeping alive the idea of extending lifespans

I’m just re-reading John Wyndham‘s classic Trouble with Lichen, so I was attracted to the idea of watching a local TV (That’s Cambridge) re-run of the 1962 film of his 1951 masterpiece The D...
Richard Fox · 2M ago

New song: Best Be Gone

Check out my latest composition, Best Be Gone. You can see it on Periscope here (if any problems, use the Chrome browser).   Filed under: Uncategorised
Richard Fox · 2M ago

May 2017 garden diary

Chives and mint Aquilegia (amongst the roses) Astrantia (just the one …) Campanula Ceanothus (early pink Clematis on the fence) Foxglove (1) Foxglove (2) Heuchera Holly (variegated) Honeysuc...
Richard Fox · 2M ago

Hot under the collar about the elective dictatorship?

“I’m feeling a bit strangled”, said Lord Hailsham. “Have you got any size 18s?” “I’ll have a look, sir”, I said. He wasn’t asking about shirts. In the late 1960s, it was still fairly commonp...
Richard Fox · 2M ago

Friendship, Facebook addiction and games people play

New research commissioned by Diet Coke suggests that social media are making a significant contribution to the emotional state of people in Britain. No great insight there, maybe. We Are Fli...
Richard Fox · 4M ago

April 2017 garden diary

Bluebells Horse Chestnut – Spring blossom Last year’s conkers – what happens next … Pruning the Penstemons Rosemary (herb) Unidentified shrub (1) Unidentified shrub (2)   Rainfall this month...
Richard Fox · 4M ago

Atheism: A Rough History of Disbelief (whole series)

One of my favourite people talking about one of my favourite subjects. So I’ll just park this here, for future reference …   Filed under: Uncategorised
Richard Fox · 5M ago

March 2017 garden diary

Bring out your reds … and whites … and greens Photinia (Red Robin) Heuchera Tulips Euphorbia Spiraea Borage Err … lawn … definitely in need of some TLC at this time of year!    Filed under: ...
Richard Fox · 5M ago

Bana Alabed’s story to be published

Watching live on Periscope as Bana Alabed stayed so positive while the bombs were falling all around her in Aleppo was one of the most memorable and heart-rending things I’ve ever seen. Now ...