Ralph Mills

RALPH AT LARGE


MY INTERESTS


I have a butterfly brain, one which flits from topic to topic, activity to activity, probing and savouring before moving on. This means that I know a little about a lot of things, and acknowledge that there is an infinite amount that I don't know.

Because I have so much to occupy my time, I am still working on this section!

Ralph in a pub
Me in my element. The Peacock pub in Nottingham, complete with Staffordshire figurines. Don't mention the stuffed fox!
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Last updated 17th March 2022

A miscellany

Material culture:
Glass case of miniatures and other small objects
My little museum of miniatures includes a miniature of me standing next to Queen Victoria!
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The environment:
Ralph bashing brambles
I volunteer to help restore natural habitats.
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Archaeology
Ralph digging on an archaeological excavation
I've been involved in archaeology since I was a teenager.
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Garden archaeology:
Artefacts from the garden in Sandon Street
A lifelong archaeologist, I never stop looking for physical eveidence of the past wherever I am
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Industrial archaeology:
Stone sleepers on Hills Tramway, Wales
I am fascinated by the evidence left by our industrial past.
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Walking:
Ralph on a hike
I enjoy walking and hiking.
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Links

Pond life
My first degree was in zoology. Here's why. Ralph peering into water
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The oboe (Coming soon!)
I've been playing the oboe, on and off, since I was 13. I'm still learning how...Ralph peering into water
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Fungi, mosses, lichens and liverworts (Coming soon!)
I live in a rainy environment perfect for flowerless plants and fungi. A tiny fungus
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Photography (Coming soon!)
An introduction to my photographic output. A tiny fungus
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Old railways
A love of rusty rails. An abandoned railway line
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Running (Coming soon!)
I'm a slow and ponderous runner. A tiny fungus
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Cycling (Coming soon!)
I'm a equally slow and wobbly cyclist. A tiny fungus
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