Monthly Archives: September 2014

Is it me?

We had a Nicktor Night tonight only it wasn’t really a Nicktor Night because Nicktor didn’t stay. This is a shame because he doesn’t get to relax properly seeing as he has to watch what he drinks and then drive … Continue reading

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Taking shape

We were sitting down, having lunch and watching an episode of Perception when suddenly a little voice called out through the bee window. This was a bit worrying as the bee window opens up onto the narrow strip between us … Continue reading

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The cute invasion

Almost every year (since 2009) we go to the Country Fair at Loseley Park. It’s always a great day out with lots of things happening in the main rings as well as ploughing matches in the distant fields. The problem … Continue reading

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The joy of baking

Having said farewell and good luck to the departing graduates, Mirinda had to give a little speech of welcome to the new intake today. It meant a train into town at 3pm for a 15 minute speech, then a train … Continue reading

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Not Samuel Baxter

This week I was going to write about a chap called Samuel Baxter. In 1868 he created a new kind of anchor. He sounded like a pretty cool guy. Except I didn’t find out a whole lot about him. So, … Continue reading

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More Mr Granite

Due to a silly design, a piece of our brand new worktop came loose. Not enough to fall off but enough to look pretty bad. It was the thin section that sits in front of the hob.  Fortunately, it’s never … Continue reading

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Lilac relic of a bygone age

The final Mitford Girl died today aged 94. She was the youngest of the famous sisters who made a name for themselves through the artistocratic world of the 1940’s. Deborah Mitford is well known for saving Chatsworth House (which we … Continue reading

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Emma and the sparrows

I was sitting in my office today, Day-z lying on the chair behind me, and I happened to glance out of the window. The hebe was full of sparrows (at least 20) and Emma was sitting on the grass beneath … Continue reading

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Heavenly bamboo

A bit of bonus today as Mirinda worked from home until lunchtime. She parked herself in the extension and loved every minute of it. It helped that it was a lovely day and the garden was alive with birds (mostly … Continue reading

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Reception

I ventured out onto the extension roof today, for the first time. I was there to check the aerial. I’d already roamed around in the loft, looking for the connection for the old aerial which works perfectly. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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