Monthly Archives: August 2011

Lunch in Limehouse

I met Mirinda at the flat today and we decided, rather than have Turkish for lunch (as we have done many times) that we would go for a walk and find somewhere different. And so we found ourselves in Limehouse … Continue reading

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Round Two

Following our victorious visit to Upton Park last week, the mighty Shots hosted the second round of the Carling (League) Cup tonight. Their opponents were Carlisle, a team that has beaten us before, though one a lot closer to us … Continue reading

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Gaz the Meek

A while ago (at the end of last year sometime) I made a post with the title ‘Gaz the Destroyer’. It concerned the fact that I had uprooted a lot of plants that I should have left in the ground. … Continue reading

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Waiting for the grass to dry

I haven’t been able to spend a lot of time in the garden this week. What with cricket, football and rotten weather, the grass, especially, has gone a bit mad. The plan (as of Thursday anyway) was that I’d mow … Continue reading

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This Saturday feels like a weekday

Mirinda is very ill at the moment. So ill, she hasn’t come home from the flat. Believe me when I say, THAT is pretty ill. We thought she’d be home this afternoon but she has slipped back downhill and will … Continue reading

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I remember Richard Basehart

I had a couple of People records to complete first thing this morning. For one I was waiting for an email but the other I just completely missed last week. It’s beyond me how I did that. As I explained … Continue reading

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Climbing Mount Impossible

The last time Aldershot travelled to Upton Park to play West Ham they were beaten solidly 6-1. That was in 1991. While the Hammers were relegated from the Premier League last season and now play in the Championship, they are … Continue reading

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Everything old is new again

There is something terribly satisfying about renewing an old bathroom top. It’s also very, very messy. Three hours to strip it, half an hour to stain it, an hour to clean up afterwards. I still have the varnishing to go … Continue reading

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It’s like a circle…except it’s oval

Today I overheard someone talking on a phone, obviously giving directions: “If you keep walking, you’ll find me,” she said and then paused to listen. “Near gate 22,” she said and then paused to listen. “No! Just keep walking! You’ll … Continue reading

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Heather Graham and the blue rose

As we managed to fit three days into yesterday, we decided to take it easy today and spent the day at home. Mirinda with her studying, me with…well just pottering, really. We did go for a walk at Hankley late … Continue reading

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