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Techno blues

The plan was to Skype this morning. I was sat by my laptop at 9am waiting for mum’s laptop to register that it existed. By 9:30 I figured I should ring. There’s been a series of problems with mobile phones … Continue reading

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Sad farewells

Well, the month has been and gone. This morning I saw Denise off at Heathrow as she began her long journey home. Carol arrived dead on time and whisked us off to Terminal 2. We were both amazed at the … Continue reading

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Eleanor or Duncan?

I had just made Denise a sneaky batch of shortbread and was preparing to go to bed – switching off lights, securing the door, etc – when the storm hit. It was ferocious, lashing the windows, spattering the ceiling lantern. … Continue reading

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Nicktor 💖 BJ

Today, being New Year’s Day, was the annual return match between the Shots and Woking. We try and go every year. The home game is always on Boxing Day so, in my case anyway, I never get to go but … Continue reading

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Hey Alfred!

Last year we started a new tradition of eating our New Years Eve dinner at the Chesil Restaurant in Winchester. Last year the food was fantastic and so it seemed only fair that we should do the same thing this … Continue reading

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Uppark and Zombies

Denise was feeling a lot better this morning, so we set off for Starbucks and the shops. It helped that the rain had decided to stop. Back at home, after Bob joined us, it was decided we’d all go over … Continue reading

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Deep breaths

Today was pretty much full of nothing, mainly because Denise was trying to shake her cold. Well, I say nothing but poor Bob was dragged across the muddy countryside. The countryside is muddy enough this time of the year but … Continue reading

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Arrivaderci Firenze

And so, with the weather improving and the rain fled uphill, we set off with our trusty tour guide for a final wander around the back streets of Florence. The river was swollen after yesterday’s rain and the upstream weir … Continue reading

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E poi ha piovuto

All week the weather has been threatening that it would rain. Last night we had a little bit of rain which made us all a wee bit damp but today…well, today it rained all day. Sometimes hard sometimes barely perceptible … Continue reading

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It’s pretty old

Today was full of memorable things so it wasn’t much different to the rest of the week in Florence so far. But it was made all the more memorable by the inclusion of the most beautiful thing wrought by human … Continue reading

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