Monthly Archives: December 2014

New Years Eve

For the final time this year I Skyped with mum; Made a three course meal; and Watched Hootenanny. In the afternoon, Mirinda returned from Winchester and Bob returned from Canary Wharf. After dinner, Mirinda and Bob stayed awake for midnight … Continue reading

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Pension

Another freezing night saw the water feature ice over, allowing the robins to ice skate first thing. I always wonder how they get their little skates on. Day-z has taken to drinking out of the water feature and she hasn’t … Continue reading

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From the past

I had a big surprise today. Whenever a new person posts a comment on this blog, I have to moderate it before it can be seen by the general reading public. It’s quite a rare occurence so when I get … Continue reading

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Still on the A3

It was another glorious (though cold) day. Mirinda reckons that Fi will get the wrong impression about Britain this time of year. I have to admit, it’s all a bit unprecedented in our time here. Having been to the shops, … Continue reading

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Up the A3

We’ve been watching Homeland and something occurred to me today. One of the characters, being quizzed about suicide bombers, said she would continue being a terrorist because her grandfather was killed by a drone attack. Okay, that’s not very good … Continue reading

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Come on you Reds!

It was a bit of a disappointing Boxing Day. Weatherwise, it started grey and went downhill from there. I think it was making up for the beautiful Christmas Day. However, the biggest disappointment of the day was Bob’s lack of … Continue reading

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Missing dad

Christmas Day with the Hassells was lovely. I had the assistance of Jason (my new sous chef) and Lauren in the preparation and cooking…and Lauren did a fabulous job on the menu board. You can see she’s included Emma. She … Continue reading

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Turkey day

Half a world away, Dad’s ashes were scattered at his favourite beach by my family, gathered in each other’s arms, missing him. They celebrated his life with fish and chips. He would have loved it. Meanwhile, I made my way … Continue reading

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Closed for the season

Most of Shanklin closes up once the days get shorter and the weather borders on and sometimes pops over to the inclemental. It is completly different to the buzzing, busy, bustling Shanklin of the summer. The crowded, almost impassable footpaths … Continue reading

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Henry VIII’s place

Joe Cocker died today. He was an incredible talent and a major part of my growing up. Because of his Mad Dogs tour, I discovered Leon Russell, who changed my musical taste quite a bit. Sadly, poor Joe was often … Continue reading

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