Author Archives: Francis Pryor

Keeping Things Together

I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that the world around us is in danger of disintegration. The trouble is, nobody seems at all clear about what we should do to put things back on track. We saw this quite … Continue reading

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Sorry About the Silence

I apologise for the long gap between this and my last blog post. Of course just over a fortnight ago (Feb 23-4) Russia invaded Ukraine. I think history will judge it to have been one of the most evil actions … Continue reading

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A New Localism: Hope for 2022?

It’s early morning. I’m sitting at my desk, about to start writing. Then, thirty seconds ago it was announced that in December inflation rose to 5.4%, the highest it has been since 1992. Blimey. Brief pause while I gather my … Continue reading

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Flag Fen is Back!

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a blog post Always Look On the Bright Side… about Flag Fen and how it had just been taken under new management, following the demise of Vivacity, the organisation that ran most of … Continue reading

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Autumn in a Light Touch Garden

First a quick word of apology: I’m so sorry that I haven’t updated this blog for almost seven weeks, but life has been rather frantic of late. However, I had my booster Covid jab a few days ago and I … Continue reading

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Our Garden Opens on Sept 25-26th, 2021!

This is just a short piece to announce that we’re opening our garden for the last weekend of September – in a week’s time. Yes, it has been a horrible season for weeds and somehow we’ve managed to get more … Continue reading

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A Torrid Early Summer

Gosh this has been a strange summer and I don’t know if readers have shared our inability to tie down which day of the week we are currently living through. Yesterday was Friday, but all day Maisie and I were … Continue reading

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Front of House

If truth be known, I would always far rather be working or just relaxing behind the scenes. I have never been much of a centre stage or front of house person. I confess that some people might find that admission … Continue reading

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May 2021: Wet, Wet, Wet!

I’m starting to write this blog post on the last day of May, which happens to be a Monday and a Bank Holiday. More to the point, we’ve got some close friends coming to spend the day with us. They’ll … Continue reading

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Hi Pressure in Command!

You can’t beat a good, challenging title – until, that is, you start writing. Then you have to face reality. It’s late-ish April (the 23rd) and I’ve just turned the television off because the screen is a mass of pixilated … Continue reading

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