Author Archives: Gary

Living in Farnham

Our Lo-carb Life is sometimes punctuated with celebrations. Birthdays, Christmas, Hope and Gratitude, etc. This time of year there’s one that we don’t always remember, possibly because it occurs around the Hope and Gratitude dinner time. This year, however, we … Continue reading

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Why is every play such a performance?

There was no sunshine today. It was fine misty rain followed by constant pouring rain finishing with big, occasional drip, drip rain. While the girls weren’t happy that this meant there’d be no walk (Freya hates the rain so only … Continue reading

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Construction impact

This morning I was up and ready to go off to Woking at the usual time. I said goodbye to Mirinda and the girls and headed for the bus stop. On the way I noticed that the traffic was horrendous. … Continue reading

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Leak investigation

I was rostered on for a Talking Newspaper today. I had a message from Builder Dave on my way to France saying he was going to come round and try to find out where our leak was coming from. This … Continue reading

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The prisons inside us

This morning, after the gym, I went to Nero’s. What a difference. A seat, small queue, no screaming babies, chattering hordes or noisy students. A very pleasant coffee was had. I think this might be the way to go. As … Continue reading

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The dead, the crippled and the lost

The title of this post comes courtesy of Richard Burton. He says it at the end of The Longest Day. While we were away John and Darren were dismayed that I’d never seen the film. I was told to rectify … Continue reading

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Leaves of Mr Hardy

Today was national pumpkin day. Why on earth do pumpkins need their own special day? What have they ever done to deserve one? I had nothing to do with pumpkins today. In fact today was one of those rare things … Continue reading

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Schnaffel-Flaps

History has a way of never running quite true sometimes. One only has to look at the current state of America to realise that’s the way of things these days. Too many outlets, each with a different version of the … Continue reading

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Long and the short, the old and the blind

Today was Darren’s Day or D-Day as we should probably more accurately call it. From Sainte-Mere-Eglise to Arramanche, we toured the Normandy landing sights (and sites) in order to flood ourselves in that glorious victory. We (Mirinda and I) toured … Continue reading

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Hope swings eternal

Today was rather big. We managed to see quite a few things and eat a lot of food. There was also some beer and wine and cidre and, eventually, gin. It was a good day but a long one. The … Continue reading

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