Monthly Archives: May 2015

Poor Shylock

Today marked the first 2015 visit to the Globe with the Weasels. The play was The Merchant of Venice, which I’d never seen. I did, however, know the story so I didn’t need to read a synopsis beforehand. This always … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Auctionhouse action

Years ago, when we ran the theatre company, a few of us attended an auction of theatrical costumes. Beth, our fabulous wardrobe mistress and designer was there, lending our excursion an air of authority. We spent a reasonable amount and … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The John Dewrance Rocket

I was responsible for a bit of a kerfuffle at work. Poor Nick at Work suffered at the hands of a huffy curator when he suggested that, perhaps, some chap called Dewrance built the Rocket. That’s the famous Rocket that … Continue reading

Posted in Biographical sketch, Gary's Posts | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Goodbye Chelsey

Chelsey (one of my favourite baristas at Starbucks) is moving on. Her last day is next Sunday. I saw her this morning and had to say goodbye, explaining I’d not be in tomorrow or Sunday. It’s a bit sad because … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Endless weeding

It was another glorious weather day and yet another spent working on the hot border, removing the weeds. I also Skyped with mum – a day late – and finished the day by mowing the new lawn. I haven’t reported … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Coffee and madness

There’s a new mad woman at Starbucks. I was waiting for her to finish in the toilet this morning. I waited for 15 minutes until, finally, Sue (the manager) knocked on the door asking if she was alright. Apparently, she … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

You’re a cheater!

Today was Surrey County Show day. Always a great day out for all the family. I’m certain Emma would agree though poor Day-z wasn’t that keen on the almost constant avoidance of human feet. Actually, Emma was universally admired, patted, … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Strangers in the garden

Every two years, the hidden gardens of Grayshott are revealed. People open their gardens up to the inquisitive public who drool over displays of bright rhododendrons and azalias as they wander from house to house through the village. There were … Continue reading

Posted in Gardens, Gary's Posts | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sideways 1 and red sticks

A cricket update: It looks like being a New Zealand win at this very early stage of the match. Going in for their second go at bat following a Kiwi score in excess of 500, English wickets tumbled and it … Continue reading

Posted in Gary's Posts | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Is it poo?

I went to Lords today (not Lourdes, as Mirinda wondered, thinking I was going to Spain) to watch the second day of the first test between England and New Zealand. I’d never been to Lords before and was really looking … Continue reading

Posted in Cricket, Gary's Posts | Tagged , , | 1 Comment