If you live here in the parish of Alveston, you are being asked to complete a questionnaire. This is a project funded and managed independently of the Parish Council. I recommend it be completed as they are key inputs for the production of a plan that our community can follow to improve the way we live.
While searching, I have found this Alveston Parish walk which mentions White Cottage (an old dressmaker's workroom). This guide has some interesting local history, including the fact that Alveston is derived from ‘Alwihs Stone’, probably a neolithic stone.
Have you been watching Ben Fogle and Extreme Dreams on BBC2 which is currently on every weekday evening at 6.30pm? You can watch the programmes on BBCi Player for 7 days after the programme. Although I find it irritating to watch/fast-forward 8 minutes of repeat at the beginning of each programme and several 'still to come...' previews, plus a preview of the following day, this week has been particularly interesting for me, having just been to Nepal myself! Highly recommended for the scenery but one wonders why the people (including a brave lady with lupus) are chosen to go and then I found an answer here, as I suspect! There is a thread on the newsgroup uk.rec.walkinghere. I have lost count the number of times that Ben is 'worried'.
Found this YouTube video of a flight over the Lake District starting from Cark and flying over the Crake Valley, Coniston Water, Dow Crag and Goatswater, Wastwater, Great Gable, Scafell Pike and Helvellyn. Can you spot my holiday home (Lingmell)?
Heard this piece ("Sleep") yesterday on ClassicFM, so searched for it on YouTube. There are a number of videos; here is one.
This reminds me that I heard his "Lux Aurumque" some time ago and made a note to buy it some day. (I think I may have ordered it from Britannia Music Club, but then they went bust.) Here is the composer conducting it in a recording session.
Have you a thing about petrol prices? Here is a useful site: Petrolprices.com, which you need to sign up to free of charge, but it gives you the cheapest fuel prices within a given radius of a given postcode. One day, this site http://www.pipelinecard.org/ may carry some clout.
I have been a member of Britannia Music Club for many years and have had good terms as a result. However, they have now gone out of business, so I have had to look elsewhere. Before Christmas, I put in a large order with Castle Classics. They have been able to get all my requests, with good customer service, although there have been some delays.