Monthly Archives: March 2012

Garden matters

We had a garden designer over today to give her opinion on what we could do about the mess behind our house. She was pretty direct – chop the hornbeam that’s a willow, down, destroy the path, lose the hedge, … Continue reading

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Remarkable Persons

I wouldn’t have thought anything could top last week’s gigantic infant but something this week did. It’s a book in four volumes. It was written and printed in 1791 by a man called John Sewell. He came into the ownership … Continue reading

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Banjo pluckin’

Earl Scruggs died today. He was an amazing banjo player. He played banjo on the theme tune for The Beverly Hillbillies along with Lester Flatt who, together, formed the Foggy Mountain Boys. Earl was born in 1924 and popularised the … Continue reading

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It was 20 years ago today…sort of

20 years ago (last Sunday) Aldershot Town Football Club disappeared. It had run into massive financial difficulties (there were no wages for months before the end) and had to cease operations. It was a seriously sad day for a lot … Continue reading

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World whisky day

It was World Whisky Day today…apparently. People all over the world were having ‘events’. These events seem to consist of grabbing a bottle of whisky, grabbing a mate and drinking it responsibly. It was timed rather well because Nicktor came … Continue reading

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Waiting for a rug

When we purchased the Canary Wharf flat, the beige carpet in the living room had a rug on it. I can only assume it was meant to break up the beige-ness, given the carpet and the similar walls. Whoever chose … Continue reading

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The end of Skyfall?

Another glorious day saw us lazing around the house for the morning. The clocks went forward last night so the old body clock was a bit out at first. Still, it will now be lighter at night…or so it will … Continue reading

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Planning for the gPod

Today was full of huge nails, bits of string and strange shapes on the ground. After the tree guy has rid us of the horrid hedge, we are going to get a garden office and the reason for the string … Continue reading

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Job stability

Today I carried out some research on a very famous cartoonist. His name was Edward Linley Sambourne. He worked for Punch magazine for over 40 years, following in the footsteps of another long employed chap by the name of John … Continue reading

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Foot rest

It was another day of keeping the weight off my foot…which means I worked on Mirinda’s spreadsheet for most of it. I had a couple of breaks away from the screen. Firstly a chap from a tree felling mob called … Continue reading

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