Monthly Archives: September 2012

Horror trains from Bath

Mirinda is at her DBA residential this week so I said I’d go with her in the car and take the trains back since it was so easy last time. I have to say that the last time was a … Continue reading

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Food & The Future

The Farnham Food Festival was held today. Apart from the many stalls of wonderful local produce and international offerings, possibly the best bit is the fact that Castle Street is closed to traffic. When I went into town, the stalls … Continue reading

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Ship by train

I was researching some model ships today when I came across two pieces of communication which I thought were true indicators of their time. They were written in 1933 and were between a model maker and the head curator of … Continue reading

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Newbies

First thing this morning, I tidied up the office before moving the desk back into position. I’m quite happy with the finish of the second coat of gloss although I wasn’t impressed with the bug that decided to stick to … Continue reading

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Dead in the river

Tonight I went back to Surrey Uni with Dawn to attend a lecture on skulls (and other bones) found in, beside or under the Thames. It was really very good and thoroughly enjoyable. It was organised by the Humanity group … Continue reading

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Bright & Glossy

Today I painted the top of the desk with the type of thick white gloss that only requires one coat. And it taught me a valuable lesson. I will never believe a can of paint again. One coat, my arse. … Continue reading

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An extension of mess

I’ve mentioned before that the Crazies are having an extension built on the back of their house. It’s been interesting watching the progress (I have a clear view from my (soon to be ex) study upstairs). The scaffold has gone … Continue reading

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Cedar shingles

After the office was completed, the guy who did the cedar shingle roof gave me the leftover bits, telling me they make a very aromatic fuel for the fire. He was right. Today the rains came. It didn’t stop all … Continue reading

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Visitors & Vikings

Susanne and Rafi made the trip up from the Isle of Wight to see us today. Actually the date has kept slipping because of ill health but, finally, and despite Mirinda’s tracheitis, they came today. And what a glorious day … Continue reading

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Bang the drum

Finally, after a month, I went back to work today. I was to report to the Control Room to pick up my new security pass. Given what happened last time, I didn’t hold out a lot of hope. At least … Continue reading

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