Author Archives: Gary

Farnham fair

After a morning spent either on the phone, on email or Skype, I figured Mirinda needed to get out of the house for a bit. Yesterday’s news and repercussions were still reverberating. At this time last year, a gale blew … Continue reading

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Ben

Most days are good, some days are bad but today was one of the worst. A very good friend of ours was hit by a car on a country lane and died. It was an unimaginably devastating day for his … Continue reading

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Woking from home

The Surrey History Centre is currently undergoing its yearly stock take so, rather than travel into Woking, I worked from home. Just like Mirinda. I found some interesting people (one was a right bad’en) and might write about them later … Continue reading

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Forced off grid

At around 5 o’clock this morning, O2, our mobile provider, started to stop working. All over the country, bit by bit, access started dropping off. The first I knew about it was at the gym. I’d ridden the bike and … Continue reading

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All a bit grey

Today was one of those ghastly, drizzly, no-sure-what-it-wants-to-do kind of day. Apart from the sun. Obviously the day didn’t want anything to do with the sun today. So it was grey and grim. After lunch (a lovely chicken and egg … Continue reading

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COPP that!

One of the best things about my job at the library in Portsmouth is how I find out things I never knew before. This week was by no means any different. But not just that, I also read things that … Continue reading

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Kate date

I was meeting Dawn in Guildford tonight so I decided to try a new (for me) Japanese restaurant beforehand. It’s called Sushi Nara and looked quite good. The big problem with eating Japanese now is that I invariably compare the … Continue reading

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Moving to Nova Scotia

On Friday I wrote about John Frederick Norris. The reason I was researching him was because of a ‘JF Norris’ engraved on the Farnham War Memorial. When the original research was done, the only JF Norris who had died in … Continue reading

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Saxy Susanne

Tonight we had our annual Hope and Gratitude Dinner where we declare hopes for the soon future while being grateful for things in the just past. It’s one of our traditional meals and, therefore, constitutes an NCD (National Carb Day … Continue reading

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Charmed life

It’s very rare I find someone on a war memorial who did not die in the war. In fact, it’s so rare, today is the one and only instance I’ve found so far. To be fair, his family tried to … Continue reading

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