Category: West Countryman’s View

A West Countryman’s View – Wassailing on Radio 2

Life will often come up with surprises, sometimes nice, sometimes not so nice. My life is no exception and recently I picked up a ‘challenge’ that was just too good to miss. Having done an interview for BBC Radio Bristol

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A West Countryman’s View – And So It’s Christmas!

With my advancing years , Christmas seems to come around with frightening speed! Its at this time of year that we are all visited by the ghost of Christmas past in one way or another. Memories of my childhood Christmas

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A West Countryman’s View – Life is Weather Dependent

No matter how much you try not to, the weather will always creep into any conversation you have with people in the countryside. After all why shouldn’t it, its the weather that controls everything in our lives be you countryman

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A West Countryman’s View – Never Work with Children or Animals

I was always told that you shouldn’t work with children and animals. Well I’ve done both and found that it wasn’t that bad. Children take you for what you are and not what you pretend to be. Their knowledge of

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A West Countryman’s View – Honoured Age

In the arrogance of my youth I saw many situations where the younger man felt that he knew it all, that included me as well! Not only did we ‘know it all’ we were also empowered with super strength. Quite

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A West Countryman’s View – Inspiration

Isn’t life so very hectic, and at times complicated. We all need a bit of ‘feel good’ every once in a while, something that makes you stop and take notice of what’s going on around you. Something that gives you

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A West Countryman’s View – The Wassail

For those who may not be familiar with the Wassail, it can seem at first sight to be one of those excuses to have a bit of a party. Well, your not wrong! The tradition goes back a thousand years

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A West Countryman’s View – The Yeo Valley

Your view on anything in life will depend on where you stand to look at it, be that politics, religion or the countryside. For me the view across the Yeo Valley is breathtakingly beautiful as I stand on the northern

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