Category Archives: The Gudgeon

Archived articles that were published in The Gudgeon – Bradford on Avon’s local magazine.

Exploring the real world… a Christmas Carol

(James writes a monthly column for The Gudgeon. Each month, the previous month’s article is archived.) December, 2018 Bah! That’s what I used to say to Christmas. Humbug! An annual mugging of my hard-earned moolah. Decorations? Boughs of holly? Spare … Continue reading

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Exploring the real world… the canal

(James writes a monthly column for The Gudgeon. Each month, the previous month’s article is archived.) November, 2018 In 1794 the first sod of the Kennet and Avon Canal was cut in Bradford on Avon. What interests me about that … Continue reading

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Exploring the real world… the ark

(James writes a monthly column for The Gudgeon. Each month, the previous month’s article is archived.) October, 2018 I’ve had a cold recently and I haven’t been exploring the real world as much as usual. Just hanging around the house … Continue reading

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Exploring the real world… and preserving it

(James writes a monthly column for The Gudgeon. Each month, the previous month’s article is archived.) September, 2018 An English teacher once handed back an essay I’d written by scrunching it into a ball and throwing it at my head. … Continue reading

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Exploring the real world… divine inspiration

(James writes a monthly column for The Gudgeon. Each month, the previous month’s article is archived.) August, 2018 As I sit down in my garden preparing to write this month’s article for The Gudgeon, I can hear a Sunday morning … Continue reading

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Exploring the real world… station therapy

(James writes a monthly column for The Gudgeon. Each month, the previous month’s article is archived.) July, 2018 Nature hurts and nature heals – that’s my observation. Take stinging nettles. Whenever Sally and I walk along a country path a … Continue reading

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Exploring the real world… our three twins

(James writes a monthly column for The Gudgeon. Each month, the previous month’s article is archived.) June, 2018 As usual, we’ve left it late to book our summer holiday. Every year Sally and I promise ourselves that next year we’ll … Continue reading

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