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Thai arrival

Denise arrived this morning. Her flight, teetering between being ten minutes late and early at various stages, arrived exactly on time. Carol, true to her word, was there, recognised her and drove her home. They pulled up outside the house … Continue reading

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Leaky update

In one of those strange non-appointments, Roofer John turned up yesterday morning to fix the roof on the extension. He hadn’t told me he was coming, he just turned up. The first I knew about it was when Builder Dave … Continue reading

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Green pleated rubber skirt

As I left my train at Portsmouth this morning a woman standing at the end of the platform caught my eye. It looked as though she’d left the recently arrived ferry and was checking out the trains on the big … Continue reading

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Chopsticks

Tonight I made another Japanese feast. Of course this meant quite a lot of forward planning. For a start I bought the fish last week as well as a few Japanese essentials from the Japan Centre. Oh, and the menu. … Continue reading

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Rain drenched Sunday

This morning I woke to pouring rain. It was so bad in the extension that I could hardly hear the radio. Eventually it eased off just as the Sunday worship programme started which is when I turned it off. The … Continue reading

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Making a grown man cry

The day started with very strong winds and an occasional shower of quite heavy rain. The rather unpredictable weather coincided with the running of the cross country race through the park. It happens every year with a number of schools … Continue reading

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Windy with no rain

Today I had a fish delivery to be at home for – it was arriving frozen and needed to be put straight into the freezer – so I didn’t go into Woking. Like Mirinda, I worked from home. And I … Continue reading

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Ridiculously unpredictable roof

It didn’t feel like ten weeks. Mind you, ten weeks ago today I was minding Boris and that feels like a lifetime ago so, maybe time is relative. Whether time is fluid, bumpy or a bit like jelly, it was … Continue reading

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Officially not official

Following my announcement yesterday regarding the length of time an Indian Summer needs to be in order for it to actually be one, today was another beautiful, warm and sunny day. However, as Indian Summery as it felt, the park … Continue reading

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Pickling

I didn’t go to work today as the library software was undergoing some sort of maintenance. Heather suggested I stay home because there’d be not much to do. So I had an unexpected session at the gym, coffee in town, … Continue reading

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