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From our old friend Adam Arsden:

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Barden Tower is a useful place to park in the Yorkshire Dales; from its base one can descend to the River Wharfe and walk along it, avoiding the high parking tolls at Bolton Abbey. It is also historically interesting; here is a fortified house, re-built in the 1480s, to the specifications of the local baron, Lord Clifford, who preferred it to Skipton Castle, just down the road.

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With dismay, I came across this little, broken terracotta flowerpot which had fallen from its perch on my outdoor windowsill during recent high winds. Did it cost much money? No. 

It was nothing special, only being part of an attempt to ‘dress up’ my otherwise boring, window exterior - but nevertheless it was a loss. 

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(N.B. These accounts of open air preaching go out as newsletters first of all, and then they are posted on here as blogs, at our pastor’s request, with various personal or sensitive details omitted.)

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Most gardeners know that the hydrangea‘s flowers are pink or blue depending on the soil’s acidity. One may also add chemicals to change the colour depending on one’s preference. This may account for two bushes of differing floral colours growing in the same bed up at Muncaster in Cumberland. The blue and the pink are not themselves remarkable, but their sharing a bed most certainly is.

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