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A butterfly in the hand is worth…? Dandelions?!

I had spent the morning finishing a book about Forest Church and connecting more consciously with God through nature, and the idea of natural theology where we actually come to understand God directly through his creation. I went into the … Continue reading

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Roe Buck and other spring evening delights

Very quick post with a record of our evening stroll. The venue was Blackbushe and it’s surroundings again as usual. This Peacock Butterfly looks like it overwintered – though how any butterfly can survive the winter we’ve had, I really … Continue reading

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Well finally – Spring is here!

Yes, I know the forecast is for it to leave again later this week, but at least for the last few days, spring has definitely sprung. Last weekend, we dashed down to the New Forest and after a rainsoaked abortive trip to … Continue reading

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Unusual Autumn

This morning, in GU46 (that’s in Hampshire) I walked the dog in a snow flurry!! We’re still in October for goodness sake!!! Between, or in fact sometimes because of, the journeys to and from college in Oxfordshire, I’ve been trying … Continue reading

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Small Heath butterfly finds an Early Marsh orchid

I remembered the camera when out walking the dog today. After a little incident with a young Roe buck (when I didn’t have anything except my phone) a few days ago, this was a major step forward. There are often … Continue reading

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…and ACTION! Filming starts on the F1 RUSH job

The cry of “…and ACTION” accompanied my extended walk around the airport at Blackbushe today, as filming finally started on RUSH, the new Ron Howard film celebrating the F1 season of 1976.   Now I remember 1976 as being a … Continue reading

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RUSH to build film set ignores planning conditions

Well the news that I outlined in my morning addenda to yesterday’s post are confirmed by the photograph’s I took an hour ago. Work is progressing fast on construction of the film set for the feature film RUSH. It would … Continue reading

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Hart District Council rush through the RUSH job at Blackbushe!

Well, it seems I thought wrong. Apparently you don’t need an accurate proposal to get a planning application granted. On Thursday 12th January Hart District Council enabled its planning officer to approve ‘on the nod’ (without the matter going to … Continue reading

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Don’t RUSH – proper planning proposal might have prevented a poor performance!

Well, people’s hopes and fears have been raised. Yet it seems that it’s actually going to be poor planning, or more accurately a poorly prepared planning proposal, that may actually be the ultimate cause of the failure of the application to … Continue reading

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RUSH filming on Blackbushe – PUBLIC MEETING Fri 6th Jan 10am

The debate about the planning proposal for the filming of scenes for the feature film RUSH is becoming more public now that the Christmas holidays are over. At the suggestion of County Councillor, David Simpson, a ‘stakeholder’ meeting with the … Continue reading

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