Panglossian "thankful old lady of Topsham".
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
Monday, 29 December 2014
Friday, 26 December 2014
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Albert Midlane. This concerns a stranger who came to the well for a drink, and left scurrilous lines - mild ones, anyway - on finding it locked up.
Monday, 22 December 2014
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Professor Boys' Rainbow Cup and other marvels - this evening I made a trial attempt at photographing soap films. This was just using the usual Canon Ixus pocket camera, handheld, looking at a detergent film in the handle of a corkscrew. The setup is dark background, and strong reflected light at an angle.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
number of locations have this name: notably the highest points of St Kitts (renamed Mount Liamuiga on its independence in 1983) and of West Point Island in the Falklands). Midlane's Mount Misery, however, is—or rather was—only a mile and a half north-east of Newport.
Monday, 8 December 2014
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Chad's Rock prior to the 1853 blasting) led to me an illustrated poetry anthology The Vecta Garland, and Isle of Wight souvenir, by Albert Midlane.
Friday, 5 December 2014
the interesting category History of Blank
, Missing and Empty Things at John Ptak's blog Ptak Science Books: the fate of "Chad's Rock" (aka Chad Rock), a picturesque monolith on the Isle of Wight Undercliff that regularly appears in paintings and photos of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, but which no longer exists.