Year: 2016

I have read these three books about neoliberalism this year, the year of Brexit and Trump, and much else that is not worth celebrating as 2016 draws to a close. The first, Small Is Beautiful, a gift from my friend …

Neoliberalism: was 2016 when its extinction began? Read More »

The 2016 Christian Aid Christmas Appeal is bringing attention to the desperate situations faced by displaced people and refugees. In a question and answer style sermon at the 9:30 service, on 11/12/2016, with Vicar Alan Garrow, St Peter’s, I spoke …

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I have been asked to undertake a repair to the church door I made for All Saints’, Kirkby Overblow, near Harrogate. Nothing has gone wrong with my workmanship, I hasten to add. An incident. Someone, a visitor, got locked into …

Jobbing joiner! Read More »

I had good sales of my Shaker trays, baskets and boxes at Just Makers, Harlow Carr Gardens, during March. Dial House Gallery has placed an order for some of my Shaker stuff, delivering it there tomorrow. Dial House Gallery, Kimbolton

The March 2016 Just Makers show is focusing on textiles. I was asked to supply some Shaker style baskets and trays for display and sale as stitching and knitting accessories.

This lovely Windsor chair has been brought by a client for structural restoration to where its arms join the seat. This is a really quite superb Windsor, and I will record it with pictures, and templates, to share with regional …

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Bruno got very muddy today, so when he got home he was hosed down. He is now a hoser in the best McKenzie brothers tradition.  

It turns out that Bruno and I share a couple of things in common. First, somewhere down the tree of life, millions of years ago, we share a common ancestor. Second, and of more immediate interest and practicality, we both …

Bruno likes wood Read More »

Decided on Nikon Monarch7 10 x 30, excellent reviews from several bird watching organisations: Nikon Monarch 7 10 x 30