there's no need to adjust your
television set, or your computer device,
or your mobile tablet, or your iPhone,
or your Samsung. Yes it is
I Mr Duncan. I'm back everyone! Have you
I know during September I have been
somewhat quiet. I have decided to take a rest
during September. Between you and me I've had a very busy year
for various reasons, which I'm not going
to go into at the moment I'm sure you
know what I'm talking about.
Anyway I'm not live at the moment but
I am in a very lovely place.
A very nice place that I like to visit
from time to time when I'm feeling
a little lonely, a little down maybe.
I want to come somewhere
to cheer myself up and I suppose you
might say that I'm very lucky because I
in a very beautiful place, so I have no
shortage of nice
places to walk around in. So here I am
around 20 minutes away from my house and
I'm in a very special place
called the 99 steps. Right behind me in
fact there are some steps going right up
to the top of this little hill and
this particular place has quite
a lot of history especially when it
comes to things that were going on
around in this area. Things that were
on 100... 150 years ago
when Much Wenlock and this area was
very different. We used to have can you
We used to actually have a steam train
service that went right through much Wenlock.
By the way there are things falling from
the trees, so if you hear the occasional
or bang that is because things are
from these trees. As I was saying; this
area is steeped in history. In fact
this particular place used to be used by
as they made their way to one of the
Over the top of this hill there is a
In fact over many years stone
was quarried around this area.
In fact there is some of the actual
in my garden. So in my back garden there
is a wall
that is actually built from some of the
that came from the quarry behind me.
Isn't that interesting? Well I hope it is
So for those who have missed me don't
worry I'm still alive I'm still well
I'm still very happy and I'm always
happy to be here with you.
So I hope you are feeling good today. Yes
we are at a very important point here in
because the autumn equinox
is about to happen. The autumn equinox
is a very important time of year because
that is when
all of the warm weather, all of the
warm summer days disappear
for a few months, to make way for
cold autumnal days
and of course dare I say winter!
Oh no let's not talk about winter please
can we not talk about winter.
I don't want to discuss winter at all so
can we not talk about winter?
I'm not looking forward to winter for
I'm sure you know what the reasons are.
So this particular area has a lot of
historical interests and I suppose many
people like to come this way
for their afternoon walks because it's
There are many lovely places to walk
and you might also notice if you listen
You might hear the sound of the nearby
river, so there is a little river,
in fact I think this is a small river
maybe even a stream
running right past the place I'm
standing in now.
So it's very nice very tranquil...
serene. Back to my original topic
Mr Duncan what have you been doing
Well I decided to take a rest I decided
to put my live stream
to bed during September. So that's what
doing during this month. I've decided to
my live stream a little bit of a rest.
I have decided to put it to bed. When we
put something to bed,
it means that we give something a little
We decide to give something a little bit
of time away. Maybe in the winter
a person might put their garden to bed.
That means they won't do any more work
in the garden
until springtime. However I will be back
in October. We have new lessons coming
and also we have more live streams as
So don't worry I haven't forgotten about
you. I haven't
let you slip my mind. You are still
very much in my thoughts. So let's have a
little look shall we? Let's have
a look at some of the beautiful scenery
around here because it's a beautiful day
and autumn is literally just around the corner.
Ah I know one thing...
whoa I think I need a little bit more
exercise to keep me fit
and well and I think climbing these
every day maybe even twice a day
will keep me in the pink!
I think it would be fair to say that
2020 has been quite a hectic year...
especially for farmers. Around here
the farmers have had to start their
much later than usual, which means that
they had to do it all
in a much shorter space of time, so that
also involves gathering
the crops and preparing the fields for
next year's harvest, so the farmers
have been very busy around here 24 hours
morning, noon, through the night
gathering their crops and clearing the
ready for 2021.
Are you ready for 2021 it's not that far away.
One of the things I love about coming
into the countryside and
walking around secluded areas is
that you never know what you're going to
come across next.
For example, what's going on here?
Someone has decided to lay out a lot of
in a perfect row. They've decided to lean
against another tree branch.
What's it all about? I have no idea.
Perhaps at night
people come up here and maybe they dance
naked. Maybe they listen to
enchanted music played by
angels and fairies that flutter around
in the trees above their heads perhaps. I
don't know really.
So anybody... does anybody know why
someone would line up some tree branches
like this? Why would they arrange them
like this? If you know please tell me
because i would be ever so interested to
I must be honest with you the sensation
through this little forest feels like
I'm going through the Amazon,
or maybe somewhere in Malaysia. It feels
very tropical today.
It's hard to believe that tomorrow will
the start of autumn. Tomorrow it is
the equinox of autumn.
Is there anything nicer than the sound
of a river
flowing gently by as the water
ripples into the distance without a care
in the world. For those who have
and by that I mean those that suffer
insomnia, They will often lie in bed
and listen to a gentle sound such as
the sound of water flowing along a
like this one.
I hope you have enjoyed today's lesson
and I hope it has been
useful in some way. Just to let you know
I am still all right. I'm okay, even
though I'm taking a rest
during September. You don't have to read
anything into it.
It doesn't mean I'm ill or unwell. I'm
taking a little break, but i will be back
with my live stream and also
new lessons in October. Don't forget
October is a very busy month
because it's also my 14th anniversary
here on YouTube. This is Mr Duncan
in the birthplace of English saying
thanks for watching
see you again soon and of course
until the next time we meet here... well
maybe not here, but maybe in my garden,
or perhaps in my studio. You know what's
ta ta for now 8-)