Monthly Archives: April 2011

London – Paris – Zurich

The last time I was in France, the heavens opened up and I was straining my eyes to see ahead of the car through the teaming rain. This time, it seemed, I was in for more of the same. Except, … Continue reading

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Street Parties

While today was a public holiday, it wasn’t really the beginning of our holiday as we stayed in Canary Wharf and do not leave until tomorrow. We went for a lovely long walk after watching the TV for what felt … Continue reading

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The wedding

I’m not going to discuss the wedding that’s on tomorrow (I figure enough people will be doing that from all angles and with all sorts of agendas) so I’ll get it all out of my system today instead. This morning … Continue reading

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The worst Wednesday lunch EVAH!

Or so Mirinda said. She had a couple of meetings miles apart and barely time to register my presence. But before that… She has decided to take her netbook away with us rather than the portable DVD player. This way … Continue reading

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Tricky stuff

I can safely say, without fear of contradiction that hornbeam blossom cannot be cleared away with a broom. It has a sort of magnet thing going on. As a broom approaches, it flies away in the opposite direction. Clearly this … Continue reading

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Let’s try and get served at Cafe Rouge

This is the view from where we had intended to have dinner tonight. I say ‘intended’ but we ended up inside. When we arrived there were quite a few people eating outside so we figured they would serve us as … Continue reading

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Lower Froyle

Today was closed. Farnham, I mean. So no trip to the shops; no Starbucks. Of course I didn’t get a sleep-in. But other than that, I had a total bludge of a day. We popped over to Lower Froyle to … Continue reading

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Heavenly cake

I’m pretty sure that the word ‘simnel’ actually means ‘heavenly’ as that quite accurately describes the taste. There’s only one problem with it. At the end (after the mixing, the beating, the cooking, the cooling, and the marzipaning) the finished … Continue reading

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Day-z today

I’m getting quite keen on embedding video in blog posts. So, today, we have an odd little film about Day-z. I called her and then started filming. She came to me then turned straight back to Mirinda when she realised … Continue reading

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Another day

I heard this on Radio 4 the other night: A city kid is in the country for the day. He asks a farmer: “Hey, mister. Why’s that cow got no horns?” The farmer looks the kid up and down and … Continue reading

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