I had both of these Ladybird books when I was a kid (in their unimproved form, of course). 

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Bradgate Park by Martin Boyce Photography

'This video project started with me acquiring a brand new quadcopter, gimbal and camera which I wanted to put to good use pretty much straight away. After learning the basics of flight I set about collecting footage from various points around Bradgate Country Park. I wanted to film something beautiful and amazing, some place important to me. That place was Bradgate Park.'

Bill, you need to get a quadcopter.

Barry Booth - He’s Very Good With His Hands

Lyrics by Michael Palin and Terry Jones, music by Barry Booth. This extraordinary track from 1968 was played during Michael Palin’s appearance on last Friday’s Radcliffe and Maconie on BBC 6Music.

Passing the Richard III statue in Leicester this afternoon, I noticed that some Lancastrian red roses had been placed there rather than the more usual white House of York roses. Closer examination revealed that they’d been left by a Henry VII fan, who’s probably a bit disgruntled at all the attention that Richard III is getting these days.

This is one of the designs from the most recent piece on the tricky question of what the flag of the fUK (former United Kingdom) should be if Scotland were to go its own way. There’ll be a multitude of such articles if Scotland votes for independence on 18th September. All the suggestions here fail to inspire me.

This is one of the designs from the most recent piece on the tricky question of what the flag of the fUK (former United Kingdom) should be if Scotland were to go its own way. There’ll be a multitude of such articles if Scotland votes for independence on 18th September. All the suggestions here fail to inspire me.

Indian summer  (at Exeter Cathedral)

Indian summer (at Exeter Cathedral)

It is with some sorrow that I have to report that this magnificent Richard III graffiti portrait on Clarence Street in Leicester is no longer there. It has been covered over by some later and inferior graffiti. This could be the doing of a rival artist but I don’t know much about how things work in the street art underworld. I suppose that transience is part of the nature of this art form, unless you happen to be a Banksy.

It is with some sorrow that I have to report that this magnificent Richard III graffiti portrait on Clarence Street in Leicester is no longer there. It has been covered over by some later and inferior graffiti. This could be the doing of a rival artist but I don’t know much about how things work in the street art underworld. I suppose that transience is part of the nature of this art form, unless you happen to be a Banksy.

Here’s the ticket that landed OnePotScreamer a £75 littering fine while he was on his way to meet us in London. The charge: ‘Illegal Deposit of Litter (Cigarette)’. He’s definitely guilty but is looking for ways to get off on a technicality.

Here’s the ticket that landed OnePotScreamer a £75 littering fine while he was on his way to meet us in London. The charge: ‘Illegal Deposit of Litter (Cigarette)’. He’s definitely guilty but is looking for ways to get off on a technicality.