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There was a good attendance for our walk on Puttenham Common 11 th January.  The weather was rather dull but not too cold.  We started well with three goosanders on Cutt Mill Pond, along with several mandarin and tufted ducks.  Then we found a lovely kingfisher perched by the Tarn.  It...

Mmmmmmm......Great ....Mmmmmmm......walk ....Mmmmm...... today....Mmmmmmm...... Next walk starts 10:00 from Hambledon Road [Next to the Church] Busbridge, Thursday 17th January 2019 More CaMmmmmmm......ke! Happy Christmas!

Gimp 2.10 as first installed looks totally different from Gimp 2.8 but don't panic, the difference you see is largely cosmetic. Gimp 2.10 when first opened :- It looks nothing like Gimp 2.8 that I have used in my videos :- However with a few simple tweaks it can look like...

When using brushes in Gimp it is often useful to modify their size and shape.  However when trying to make a star shape for a Christmas card I discovered not all the properties of the original Star shaped brush could be edited.  To overcome this problem I first selecting the original...

At our last Gimp meeting  we looked at possible techniques for converting photographs to pictures suitable for Christmas cards.  The tools I use have been described in my previous blogs and I would recommend having a look at them if you are not familiar with their use.The main ones are Layer...

Venturing out to Northchapel this month. Our route taking us out to The Lake at Park Mill Farm, where the weir system raised interest. The recent rains allowed the weir to be in full operation, it also gave a very wet onward journey. As a group it was agreed to retrace...

As David was away I had agreed to lead this walk.  7 members joined in on this glorious morning. It was fairly quiet on the bird front but a lovely walk nevertheless. There was a heron and the usual mallards on the Moat itself when I arrived. Walking along the boardwalk...

Our November walk turned into a fungus foray during which we found some 50 species. This  year has been a patchy one for fungi; some places have fared relatively well, others, less so. The long, hot and dry summer meant that some of the early species appeared later than usual and...