Monthly Archives: September 2013

Rural pursuits

It’s very important, when entering ploughing matches, to keep your line straight and your furrow even. If you don’t, you’ll never win the competition. While this might be easy in a tractor (and I’m not saying it is) when it’s … Continue reading

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Joy in the billiard room

According to Mirinda, Mansfield Park isn’t Jane Austen’s best book. It features a main character without a lot of faults. Actually, she has no faults if the adaptation we saw last night is anything to go by. And a main … Continue reading

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Walking sideways and wearing cork

I thought I’d show you where I research a lot of the objects at the Science Museum. This is the technical file store. Well, actually it’s one bit of the technical file store. There are a dozen of these sections. … Continue reading

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How to stop your man from straying

I was up and off early this morning as I had a Farnham Talking Newspaper to present. And what a brilliant team of readers I had. David, Liz and Christine were superb. As we all sat editing they bemoaned the … Continue reading

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Things to be scared of

I just need to get this off my chest. I understand if it goes unread. This morning on Radio 4, there was a short piece about Islamophobia (stupid word) and how it appears to be on the increase. A recent … Continue reading

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Welling up

Up until the 19th century, Welling in Kent was a favourite haunt of highwaymen. They found great joy in concealing themselves in the heavy woodland that surrounded the town. The fact that Welling was also a big stopover for coaches … Continue reading

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More Aussie visitors

Tonight we were going to have dinner at Tattershalls Castle, the boat permanently moored at Embankment. It’s a favourite place and, we thought, the ideal place to take overseas visitors for a meal. Back in May, while in Australia, Kate … Continue reading

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Walking in Farnham

Today was Bob’s last day in Britain. His plane left tonight and we were all a little bit sad. It’s been lovely having him visit for an extended time. It’s also been lovely seeing Graeme and Sue, who fly out … Continue reading

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Swans for breakfast

You know how it is. You’re parked up at a services on the way home and you suddenly realise you can’t remember if you packed your wife’s incredibly expensive, designer, sunglasses. The car is parked next to a motorcyclist who … Continue reading

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Mirinda’s favourite day

Last night we had a splendid dinner at the Lemon Arms pub in Mylor Bridge and, just as we were leaving, two holidaying ladies told us we just HAD to visit Trebah garden. They claimed it was better than the … Continue reading

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