Monthly Archives: November 2014

More plants

Firstly, while I’m flattered, I must say that my post a few days ago regarding the National Day of Fasting and Humiliation was almost completely true. The only bit I made up was the chant. While I might, sometimes, exaggerate, … Continue reading

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Treading the boards

Today we went to Thursley, possibly for the last time this year. All of the rain we’ve had has left it very wet and the boardwalk very slippery in parts. There’s also a lot of mud. The boardwalk is only … Continue reading

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Enlightenment…really?

It was Bill and Ann’s wedding anniversary today. 432 years: An amazing feat though I have no idea what the traditional gift needs to be made out of for 432 years of wedding bliss. Anyway, congratulations, Bill and Ann. Not … Continue reading

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Nearly there

PD James died today. She was 94 and it’s safe to say, she wasn’t the victim of foul play. A lot of people who have loved her crime fiction are now in mourning. While in the Southern Hemisphere, the most … Continue reading

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All clear in the ear

Today I took Day-z back to the vet for a check on her healing ear. Since the operation, she’s been back to her normal self, so my hope was that the prognosis would be good. The vet who performed the … Continue reading

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Escape

Rodney has a new girlfriend. She lives next door to him. While he admires her with quiet admiration, she doesn’t know when to shut up. Surprisingly, this doesn’t bother Rodney. In fact, it appears to just increase his admiration…which remains … Continue reading

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Lucy turns 40 + 3.18 million

Forty years ago today, Donald Johanson and Tom Gray were on their way back from surveying a bit of land in Hadar, Ethiopa. Johanson suggested they take a different route back to their Land Rover, maybe for a change of … Continue reading

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Choosing the perfect leather

It’s taken a while and quite a few different shops but, finally, we have decided on our new Sitting Zone furniture. We went up to the shop in Farnham this prevening, scoured through the massive selection of leathers and ordered … Continue reading

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Kate drops by

Now that the extension is officially finished, we thought it time to invite our architect around to have look at what she’d wrought. So, at 2pm, Kate knocked at the door. Her first reaction, while still on the doorstep outside, … Continue reading

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Old boilers

There’s a neighbourhood in Paris called Belleville. It was from this small area that a marine engineer called Julien Belleville lived and worked. During the great Boiler Wars of the late 19th century, he managed to beat all comers to … Continue reading

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