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I will rather trust a Fleming with my butter

Today, in Borough market, I was buying cheese and meat, two Weasel staples, when I came across a French provincial cheese shop. The young chap was very helpful, loading my bag with various familiar cheeses. I then pointed to a … Continue reading

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Deluge across the south east

Today it rained. We haven’t had much sustained rainfall for a while so it was welcomed by the garden. And the water companies, I’m sure. There was, however, one individual who didn’t welcome it one little bit and just sat, … Continue reading

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Yew trim

Today marks the actual 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the world’s media attention was drawn to Normandy. Footage from all along the coast was wall to wall at the gym. It was odd seeing all the places I’d … Continue reading

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Remembering sacrifice

Today marked the 75th anniversary of the day the allies left Britain in order to attack the Germans in Normandy and, hopefully, chase them out of France. Because of the ramped up security around Portsmouth for the ‘celebrations’ all volunteers … Continue reading

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Seven down to Six

Paul Darrow died yesterday. He was 78 and his health has not been the best for the past few years. He’s most remembered (by us anyway) as Kerr Avon in Blake’s 7, though he was also in Toast of London … Continue reading

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But who won?

The Surrey County Cricket Club sometimes plays its home games at Guildford. A few times, years ago, I’d meet up with Nicktor and some of his workmates at what they called ‘The Gay Pub’ for lunch then a slow wander … Continue reading

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Tapas tonight

Today we went to the garden centre, firstly to look at barbecues and, secondly, to buy a little hose fitting. While we did look at and I selected the barbi I’d like to have (though as the non-cooking partner in … Continue reading

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Why is a chop a chop?

Today Steve, the butcher told me a couple of stories. It was from when he was but a lad and working in London. It came up because he was telling me how it used to be that he could swing … Continue reading

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What a world

This morning I went shopping, as usual, and bought some fresh fish. Waitrose now allows its customers to bring their own containers for meat, fish and delicatessen items in an attempt to reduce their reliance on single use plastic. Of … Continue reading

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Planting the seeds

Today was split between the garden and my office. In both cases I was planting seeds though only one set were actual seeds while the other was more metaphorical. Even so, I’m hoping both will grow into perfection. The actual … Continue reading

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