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I wish I’d listened to the teacher

Poor Gardener Dave (and Sam). The weather today was absolutely foul and yet they laboured away, mattocking, digging, shovelling…they really earned their money. In fact they probably didn’t get paid enough. At one point Dave told Mirinda that he wished … Continue reading

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When the market blew away

This morning, as I lay on the lounge, surrounded by puppies, the rain lashed against the back of the house and the roof lantern. I felt sorry for the people setting up their stalls for the Christmas market, scheduled to … Continue reading

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My toes froze

A year and a day ago, our good friend Bill suddenly and very unexpectedly, died of a massive heart attack. One of his close friends (Steve) thought we should mark his life in some way. It was decided to put … Continue reading

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Fish market

Today in the snooker, it was Rocket Ronnie’s turn to have a rough day at the table. Leading Martin Gould 5-0 he only had to win one more frame to fall over the line. Although well behind, Martin had played … Continue reading

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The big switch on

Every year, up and down the country, there comes the day for the big Christmas lights switch on. Generally some celebrity (that I’ve never heard of but is usually starring in a local panto) will stand behind a big red … Continue reading

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Ashes to ashes

I see that the Australian cricket team is playing properly at the moment. Poor England just can’t take a trick. Two wins out of two tests…roll on Perth. Meanwhile, in York, there was a change in fortune for John Higgins. … Continue reading

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A lovely surprise

At about 4:30 I was ready for a bit of a break and thought I’d catch up on The Archers which I’ve missed during the recent visitation. And it was completely by accident that I discovered that the UK Snooker … Continue reading

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And breathe

Today saw the Hassell family heading down to Southampton to spend a few nights with Uncle Pete. The plan was to leave at about 10:30 and they were only an hour out. I went to the gym then shopped before … Continue reading

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Hippy dippy boat shops

Today we all travelled up to the Cotswolds to spend an afternoon with Suzanne and Rafi. Suzanne had suggested we might like to go to the Christmas Market along the canal at Bradford-on-Avon. So that’s what we did. To say … Continue reading

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Sugar bladder

What a full day! For everyone. Whether in London or lost on the way to Compton, it was very full. Andrew, Lauren and Jason headed off into London where they planned to meet Preston at Kings Cross station. While Jason … Continue reading

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