I found this really useful in helping me understand webmentions. I’ve been using them for a couple of years or so but avoided reading specs or trying to understand how they work. This tutorial was at exactly the right level for me. It is my ambition for the summer break to sort this blog out a bit. This was a good first step. My Webmention test.

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Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty , beautiful book. Don’t think there was anything I did not like about this. 📚


Recently I’ve been thinking that grasshoppers are a lot less common than they were in my youth. This might be true. At the end of term when my class were hunting bugs in a burn 1. Some of the pupils got distracted hunting grasshoppers. The reported lots of singing from a field.

Today at Ardinning I caught this wee fellow. my wife could hear more singing. I heard nothing. It is a strange feeling listening and hearing nothing when others report sound.

1. Nice poem here. The Biggies (my class are very keen bug hunters)

📚 Bee Quest by Dave Goulson. I think I need to backtrack on the author to get some basic bee knowledge. Sometimes fascinating, sometimes depressing. The chapters marginal land in London and the re-wilding of Knepp Castle were my favourites.

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