Monthly Archives: January 2015

Pork with guests

Susanne and Rafi usually visit us for lunch on a Sunday so it’s difficult making a roast. I admit this is because I go shopping every day and Waitrose doesn’t open till 10am on a Sunday. Of course, a little … Continue reading

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Success of the Hayes

Stony Stratford is a little place close to Milton Keynes. It was once a coach stop, straddling as it does Watling Street, the old Roman thoroughfare heading to Liverpool from London. It has many historic claims to fame (Eleanor’s funeral … Continue reading

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A penny worth of preaching

Whenever I visit Mum, she makes sure I go home with a suitcase full of clean clothes. This, understandably, makes it very easy when get home. I unpack and just put everything away. So the mountain of laundry waiting for … Continue reading

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King of the park

Last Friday, Emma decided to give Sue an awful fright. While they were walking in the park with the rest of Sue’s pack of dogs, they came across an awful old man with his two black Scottie dogs. It sounded … Continue reading

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Antique

As part of our bank account, we get free AA roadside and home start assistance. This latter is very important. It’s a bit rich that a car owner can join the AA (or any other roadside, fix-your-car company) but be … Continue reading

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Wheels not turning

Mirinda had guitar this morning. While I was up the shops, she packed her guitar and collected together her music. She even had her coffee loyalty card ready. She packed Sidney and sat down behind the wheel. She turned the … Continue reading

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Full steam ahead

Late last year, Nick at Work had organised for Howard (another volunteer) and me to have a tour around the bits that make the big Manchester Mill engine work in the Science Museum. This is the big red one that … Continue reading

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In the sky

And so my long wait at Brisbane airport started. My flight wasn’t due to leave until 00:50 this morning but the last bus to the airport arrived at 9:30pm yesterday. Not that I minded because it meant arriving at Heathrow … Continue reading

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Final day

And so…my last full day in Queensland. When I went for my usual latte, I was surprised that the women who seems to run the place actually remembered me. For most of my visit, they haven’t had any hazelnut syrup … Continue reading

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After the storm

Tracey’s predicted storm finally arrived (two days late) in the early hours of this morning. I know because I was checking in on my flight while it battled and raged above the house. I thoroughly enjoyed the crashing and banging … Continue reading

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