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Jack Frost

A Celtic culture festival which takes place on February 2nd Halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. More at

The festival which takes place in Marsden, West Yorkshire, England and known as the, Marsden Imbolc, has only been celebrated since 1993, and was originated by,

Duggs Carre, a folklore enthusiast working for the local council. More at,

It’s a great do and the fireworks display has to be seen to be believed.

Off, off, and away in our beautiful VaWoom

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Woke at 4.30 this am, been surfing since then. Still need to get green transport attached to Vee UU transport then head for campsite 1 close to Sizergh castle, south lakes for a couple of, nights!!

Surfing, the name that has become associated with the activity of connecting to the World Wide Network, ( commonly known as the Net or Internet ), of computers and letting yourself select from and follow the connections that are presented to you on your viewing screen. I’d like to change it.
The activity, for me, does not bring to mind the same, fast, energetic, youthful, sensations as those generated by the water sport of the same name, but more those of the activity called, beach combing, those with a natural pace punctuated by frequent stops to scan the far off horizon for signs of ships, a general slow intake of the zinging, ozonified, sea air and to gaze across the silver wet surface of the abundantly, pebble strewn, beach in anticipation of that wondrous, revelationary like moment when, one of the, sea shaped pebbles, uniquely catches your attention and you are powerless to stop yourself from stooping to pick it up, admire it’s attributes and pop it into your pocket so that it can be added to your collection when you get back home.
So, Beach Combing not Surfing? It’s too cumbersome, probably needs to be one word, so the search is on for a new word, Beaching, Combing, Beachombing, Beachoming, Chombing, I’ll let you know when I find one or maybe you will find it, if you do then let me know.

Artistic idea No. 1. Publish list of web site addresses visited during a session on selected theme as a poem.

I’ll work on that for the next Sklog.

As one of the places we are staying is Roslin near Edinburgh I was looking at some links connected with the name that came up on a goggle web search and found, , check it out.

What’s Cooking tonight, Mr. B?

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Been hunting down a magazine copy of netobjects fusion 8 that I lent to a friend. Well, he resides the other side of Upperthong, about ten mins away so off I went. Turns out it’s not the right friend or version. Got a cup of coffee and a chat. Stefan is a furniture designer and other stuff. At the moment he’s working on a novel bird house. Check out his site,

Did some cleaning out in the new camper van, a VW T4 2.5TDI Westfalia California, so, I was using an old tooth brush to clean the flooring, it’s got lots of small raised squares, to get in the cracks, got lots of funny looks from the neighbours and a slurred giggling, Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum, hick, from Hazel, anyhow, now it looks brand spanking new so watch it with those muddy boots!!! , the artist !!! has been using his fathers legacy, tubes of oil paint he hadn’t used before he died, and ……. p..a..i..n..t..i..n..g…. ooohh that is soooo hard to do I hear him cry out in pain. Well, yeah he’s been making his own canvas frames and painting them with a flexible plaster ground, like a dog treading round and round to make a bed before it lies down to sleep. That’s taken about 3 weeks. So now there are three canvasses and one picture finished. It’s titled, Entanglement 1, something to do with quantum theory I think he said, read it in one of his weekly New Scientists, his fount of all knowledge. If it works when I insert a pic you should see it below, if not then I’ll stick it on a picassa link tomorrow. Because…. the bathtime call has reached my ears, that means Hazel has disrobed and I should get along to the bathroom pronto.



Blog the Blog

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Verging terror-tory as you can read and therefore have some in – sight ( maybe mental pictures ) you may deduce that this is the first time I have entered the sphere of blogging.
Today I’m exploring setting up the settings, working out what facilities they offer, feed twitter text colour? and informing you about the reasons for setting up the blogging blog in the first place, no, I’m not getting frustrated, really, I’m calm cool and collected, It’s a family sharing activity, a new media art process recording experiment and also enjoyment, for me, you, and everybody else, so there!