The Bluegown Blog

Welcome to my blog - everything from porn to birdwatching, via books, comics, movies, planes & trains!   All messily stacked under one roof for your reading pleasure...

By alicebg, Dec 6 2017 08:32PM

Image by unlobogris @

Cranes are amongst the most beautiful and spectacular of birds. Indeed, in the Far East they are considered sacred. As an inevitable corollary, almost all species are endangered to varying desgrees. Once ubiquitous in the UK (where they are still sometimes referred to, with extreme irony, as 'Common' Cranes), the Eurasian Crane was effectively extinct when I was growing up, and the odds of ever seeing one in the wild so remote as to be unimaginable.

By alicebg, Nov 28 2017 08:52PM

Part 1: Reliance Rock #1; Eastern & Portland #'s 6 & 8

Gravatte Central is ostensibly an all-steam layout, but in addition to the 40-odd steam locomotives in the motive power pool, there are also two diesel railcars, one electric loco and four trolleys. This series aims to present the collection in a haphazardly numerical order beginning, obviously, with #1.

By alicebg, Aug 29 2017 07:54PM

Well, after a bit of cussing & swearing over the bank holiday weekend, the site has been upgraded to Webeden's version 6 software (whatever that means)... Things look pretty good this end (nowhere near as strange as I'd feared), but please let me know if you're having trouble viewing anything, especially things such as the wonderful view above (reminds me of one of the very first erotic images that ever seared itself into my brain, found on the pavement on my way home from school some forty years ago - on such serendipitous foundations are sexualities built...)

Much love, Alice - X

By alicebg, May 8 2017 06:52PM

Few birds in Britain are as celebrated as the Osprey. A major symbol of conservation and a tourist attraction rolled into one, this bizarre raptor proved over half-a-century ago that Nature had an economic role to play - a lesson that still seems lost on developers, farmers and landowners across the country. Nonetheless, the Osprey's enduring public appeal remains a positive beacon.

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