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Somehow, the owl is translucent, supernatural, a mirage, an apparition, yet at the same time more real than anything else I can remember.
Do we really need clocks and watches these days? Digital displays tell you what time it is. But they don’t tell you what time it has been or what time it is going to be.
A story about one brilliant marketing idea that changed everything for the 400-day clock.
A fox can hear a ticking watch from a distance of 60 feet. But there are more extraordinary facts about foxes that deserve a mention.
Every clock has its own story to tell. This one keeps its mystery, for now. I need the help of some ancestry detectives to reveal it.
Early in our adventure we encountered a red legged partridge, sitting like a small boulder on the clay mud track. Baggy tried to look nonchalant as we approached it while he stood guard.
As we think back over our own histories, I wonder how much of what we remember is imagined. Or how much of what we attribute as motive or hidden thought in others is actually just driven by our desire to support the narrative we choose to create.
Dismantle things and will you ever manage to put them back together again? Face that worrying moment of no return.
Putting a name to a face matters. But who minds if you spell a name incorrectly? Seemingly not precision clockmaker Neddey Wells. Hard to believe.
Always a birdwatcher, now I have a new diversion – the spectacular, inspirational flight of butterflies making their way purposefully across the glorious Yorkshire landscape.
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