Monthly Archives: September 2010

Big scary needle

It was so big, the nurse hid it from view. She reckoned it would cause great distress if it was but glimpsed. I glimpsed. She was right. It was VERY big. I’m rather glad I wasn’t getting it shoved into … Continue reading

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Welcome to Lotus

I woke early this morning in order to gloss the bedroom window, which I managed to do while talking on the telephone to firstly Mirinda and then to mum so I could apologise for leaving our conversation off yesterday‚Äôs blog … Continue reading

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The big white dog

What a miserable weather day! Apart from about 20 minutes of sunshine this afternoon, it has been a day of fine, misty rain. Fortunately I didn’t need to go out in it…much. Today at Waitrose I talked to Julie who, … Continue reading

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Silver Sick Siphon

Today I was back to the medical apparatus. I updated an enormous quantity of hexagonal pewter jugs, the medical use of which, I can only imagine. There were no photographs so I don’t even know what they look like. Last … Continue reading

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Wedding

Gate Street Barn is a fantastic venue. Buried deep in the Surrey countryside, hidden away from everything yet still reasonably close to civilisation. Actually, that’s not altogether true. It’s nowhere near civilisation. It’s a wedding venue, among other things, and … Continue reading

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Flora’s bod

One of the oil paintings I was researching today at work was of the wool clipper, the Torrens. Captain Angel was part owner and the first captain. This is a HUGE coincidence because the name Angel features quite strongly in … Continue reading

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Revenge served cold

Apparently I needed to visit the hairdresser. I made an appointment late last week. Gordon, who usually does my hair, is away this week, on holiday so I was to have Becky, who does Mirinda’s hair. Mirinda is very fussy … Continue reading

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Freshers galore

A year ago I arrived, fresh from the plane from Munich, still smelling of beer and sausages, at Northampton Square, eager to register at City Uni. I wandered, bewildered and, quite frankly, lost with all the other first day people. … Continue reading

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Ta da!

My dissertation is complete. I submitted it this afternoon. I have to give them two printed copies which I will do tomorrow but that’s it. Finito. My education is complete. It’s such a relief. I would love to say that … Continue reading

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Linda’s big day

Linda did very well today. It’s the first time she’s been to Portsmouth and there was no fuss, no phaffing about. All easy peasey, lemon squeezy. Linda is our SatNav. I was all for naming her after some obscure goddess … Continue reading

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