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Talk on Thursday

Earlier this week, Anne, the FATN Chair, asked if I’d swap an Alton for a Farnham session. I much prefer Farnham so, given I was free, I agreed wholeheartedly. And today was the Farnham edition. So, bright and early (well, … Continue reading

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Warship Wednesday

This morning I was very lucky to be able to record the disembarking of the beautiful Shabib Oman 2 as it left Portsmouth Naval Base, pulled and prodded by a couple of tugs. And, apart from it looking gorgeous, I … Continue reading

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No rain Tuesday

Today was most peculiar. It didn’t rain. Not one drop. It’s the first day for what feels like ages. In fact, the day was so perfect that I was able to put a number of washing loads on the line … Continue reading

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Around Ireland with an urn

One of the things Mirinda was a bit annoyed at with Sharon et famile coming over was the fact that Farnham is presently undergoing extensive work. This means there are roads blocked, hoardings everywhere, cranes on the skyline and, worst … Continue reading

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Wilted flowers and folded napkins

More than a year ago, a group in Farnham decided that what we needed in the summer was a day of soapbox races. After all, they reasoned, we have an amazing course already in place. The plan was to block … Continue reading

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Gladys killed the Greenway

What a lovely day! Full of cricket, friends and a pub lunch. It was tinged with sadness by 5pm when we hugged and waved Sharon, Jud and Luca farewell as their taxi headed off down our street, but until then, … Continue reading

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Where did the money in the bank go, Jud?

Tonight was Persian Feast night to celebrate Sharon, Jud and Luca before they fly home tomorrow. And so, to prepare, I wheeled my barrow (on paths wide and narrow) into town and packed it solid with ingredients. In fact, the … Continue reading

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Luck comes in different flavours

The end result in all my WWI research is, by default, going to be sad, sometimes tragic. When the object of your research is a son barely old enough to be considered an adult who is handed a uniform, a … Continue reading

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Gender politics

Spare a thought for Jud, Naomi, Luca and Howard as the rain refused to leave today. All day. It being the first day of the second Ashes test and being at Lords and seeing as the entire six week trip … Continue reading

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Nicktor knows many things

Chalk and cheese was the thought that went through my head as we left the Rec tonight following the Aldershot v Bromley game. I’m never certain which is supposed to be preferable (obviously it would be cheese for me but … Continue reading

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