Author Archives: Gary

Good and gloomy

It actually rained today. Not much, to be totally honest, but enough to make things a bit damp. I could almost hear the garden breathe a sigh of relief. The temperature also dropped significantly. While it was pretty gloomy I … Continue reading

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Making the bed in a literal sense

Years ago, we bought a new bed base for the Blue Room. It looked very attractive but wasn’t particularly expensive. This latter point would prove to be very annoying because the slats started to fall out unexpectedly. Always at night. … Continue reading

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Growing the gin holdings

This morning, as I returned from the shops, I heard the most horrendous noise. It sounded something like a house being torn down with all manner of petrol driven monstrosities. I heard the commotion from two streets away, fearing it … Continue reading

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Drinking gin in aid of local business

Yesterday morning I was listening to Ann and Susan read the FATN Talking News and one item caught my ear. It was about a local gin maker called Bramley Lloyd and his Heathland Gin. In fact, it is so local … Continue reading

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Messy-lingual Gaz

I was lying on Freya’s sun lounger this evening, reading the latest Sharpe book (number nine) and counting my blessings. ‘Blessings’ isn’t a word I generally use because the religious connotations of the word tend to make me shy away, … Continue reading

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It’s been five years

My researches today revealed something I’ve not come across before. A family of two sons and a father, all of whom served during the war. One son in the Bedfordshire Regiment, the other a decorated a flying ace in the … Continue reading

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A collective noun during Coronavirus: a parkful of families

Mirinda was very busy today, mostly online. Being a Thursday she had the usual Dr Rox Show but then, unusually, she was part of a presentation given for the NHS regarding how to handle a crisis. The latter was interesting … Continue reading

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Two new puppies

Since lockdown started, the girls have not had a haircut. I realise they are not alone in this. One of the things most people seem to be missing is going to the hairdresser. There must be quite a lot of … Continue reading

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The universal Andrex scale

I need to make an apology. A while ago I wrote a blog post claiming that a chap who bought 1,000 rolls of toilet paper during the Great Toilet Roll Frenzy of 2020, was going to be stuck with enough … Continue reading

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Madness and the Russian Revolution

Today I decided to try something different for dinner. Having used the Syrian cookbook for the barbecue (not on it) on Saturday, I wanted to attempt one of the main courses. I went for fetteh makdous. Stuffed aubergine for the … Continue reading

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