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A historic walk around Aberdare town centre 🔗 — Excerpt: Many of us visit Aberdare to shop and for social purposes, but how well do we know it and observe as we walk around? This post reveals some of the history of Aberdare Town Centre, including relics and buildings you can still see t...

Further Delay to Cricket Season Announced 🔗 — Excerpt: The England & Wales Cricket Board have today confirmed a further delay to the start of the professional domestic cricket season. 🏏

Thanks both - I think definitely centaurea, also possibility of centaurea montana.

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Garden plant identification. Does anyone know what these purple flowers are? 🌱

🎵 My Top weekly artists: Glenn Gould (19), Marian Anderson & Franz Rupp (18), Marian Anderson & Kosti Vehanen (17), Marian Anderson (11) & Rudolf Firkusny via

I’m an NHS doctor – and I’ve had enough of people clapping for me 🔗 — Excerpt: I work for the NHS as a doctor. I don’t work “on the frontline” because there isn’t one; I’m not in the army and we aren’t engaged in military combat. But I do work as a consultant on a ward where we have had...

Currently reading: The Book of Tokyo: A City In Short Fiction (Reading the City) edited by Jim Hinks, Masashi Matsuie & Michael Emmerich 📚

This week’s Flickr Friday theme of Childhood Memories gave me the opportunity to do this. Luckily nobody saw me playing with Action Man in the garden. 😳

The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now 🔗 — Excerpt: It’s a foolish endeavour to try to determine the best film, year by year, of any filmmaking nation, let alone one with so extraordinary a cinematic history as Japan.

Track 14 May 2020 at 14:45 - Walking Track - ViewRanger 🔗 – afternoon walk.

🎵 My Top weekly artists: Einstürzende Neubauten (43), Florestan Trio (18), Busch String Quartet (17) & David Bowie (14) via

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