Monthly Archives: May 2012

Watching the birds go by…

On alternate Saturdays I have been volunteering at RSPB Fairburn Ings as a ranger. I began to do this after I submitted my PhD and took up a full time job in an office as an academic administrator. Whilst I enjoyed the job and loved the people, I felt constrained by my desk. Unlike researching […]

A life saved by hemorrhoids…

Today I’ve had a locksmith in, fixing our troublesome front door. What an amazing suprise. I was expecting the “I’ve come to fix yer door, luv” treatment, but instead I got intellectual conversation and a refreshing glimpse into the life of a person who is enthusiastic about the world around him. This delightful gentleman reguiled […]

Derventio, Meldun, Maltune, Malton…

I visited Malton this weekend for the Food Lovers’ Festival. Oh my oh my oh my, it was a festival indeed! After consuming almost my bodyweight in delicious local-made food, I decided to have a wander around this historic market town. Malton, the ‘heart of Ryedale’ sits on the A64, mid-way between York and Scarborough. […]


Over the past few months, I have been involved in a project in Guisborough. This project has captured my sense of imagination, appealed to my love of local history by local people, and has provided me with excitement and enthusiasm through the difficult stages of PhD polishing. Guisborough is a community that feels the pulse […]

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