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Sunday, 7 August 2016

From phlegm to forts



The human body is remarkable on a number of counts. What impresses me at the moment is the amount of phlegm it can produce even when a chap has the appetite of a mouse. Which is why I’m not posting at quite the usual rate at the moment.

So here’s a picture of what I think is selfheal seen on the slopes of Warham Camp, a large Iron Age hill fort in Norfolk. This one wasn't built on a hill, although in Norfolk one is never quite sure what counts as a hill. Interesting structure though.

7 comments:

Sam Vega said...

Worth visiting Grimes Graves if you are passing through the south of the county.

Sam Vega said...

Oh, and Walsingham, which is very close to Warham. I found it creepily fascinating.

Roger said...

What you need is an electuary. Take wing of bat, eye of newt, pepper, anise and honey and wash down with good Rhennish wine. Oh, and warm your clothes before putting them on. BTW, what's with this Martin Scribblerus thing, seems to have got everywhere, like a rash.

wiggiatlarge said...

Some pretty impressive earthworks here also at Castle Rising near Sandringham, worth a visit.

http://www.castlerising.co.uk/gallery.html

A K Haart said...

Sam - we intend to visit Grimes Graves if we are ever near enough. As for Walsingham, we both found it very creepy with ghastly shops selling the crudest religious artifacts. All very strange.

Roger - I might manage a small bat wing, but even Rhennish wine is beyond me at the moment. The Martin Scribblerus thing is a recently formed group of bloggers. Very informal and early days as yet.

Wiggia - we visited Castle Rising and yes, it is impressive. We'll probably visit it again one day because these places are not easily absorbed in a single visit, especially if there are lots of other visitors. The brutal reality of it tends to float away when kids are running around with ice-creams in their hands.

Michael said...

I have a precious little blotting-paper roller marked Sheringham. It was a left-over from a deceased Aunt's estate when we cleared her house, and it still bears some mirror writing from her last epistles.

I just love it!

A K Haart said...

Scrobs - I wonder what percentage of the population would know how to use it?