Monthly Archives: December 2015

Gary’s in heaven

Today we took the bus and train down to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard so I could show mum HMS Warrior, my favourite ship. Sadly the weather was decidedly unpleasant while we were on it specifically but the rest of the … Continue reading

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Library

What is with our weather? This is really the worst Christmas, weather-wise, we can remember since moving here. It hasn’t been cold (the temperature hasn’t managed to get out of double figures here in the south east) and the rain … Continue reading

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GMT

Today was Clean the Flat Day…and Move the Bed Four Inches to the Right Day. Regular readers may remember that I moved it four inches to the left last time. It involves completely stripping the bed, removing the mattress and, … Continue reading

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Drinks with the Duke

Most of the day was taken up with unpacking, washing, then putting it away. It was also the day we picked the dogs up. They were delirious when the woman brought them out and they spotted me. Emma and Freya … Continue reading

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Leaving Budapest

When we arrived in Budapest, a little over a week ago, it was night time and we couldn’t really see anything beyond massive Tesco and Burger King billboards. Today we left in the morning and though the fog remained, it … Continue reading

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Second time unlucky

In the pursuit of balance, I have decided to write this post backwards. Not literally backwards (siht ekil naem I) but backwards in the way things happened. The reason for this is because the bad things happened late in the … Continue reading

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A diotoro

Way back in April, when we started booking stuff for Christmas, I thought it would be a lovely surprise to book three seats for The Nutcracker. Not for me but for mum. Mirinda knew of course, but I knew she’d … Continue reading

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Stupid carbon rod

A couple of funny things happened today. The funniest by far was the chap who attempted to sit on air which he mistook for a seat at a tram stop. His wife/girlfriend/partner/sister who had successfully managed to sit on the … Continue reading

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A little Hungary

Today included quite a bit of public transport. In all, we caught four trams and a bus (our first bus in Budapest) and did a bit of walking between sights. Our first visit (having traversed the city in a sort … Continue reading

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Sobering day

The mosaic above seems like the best way to begin today’s post. While we ended our touristy stuff on a pleasant note, it began far more sombre and desperately sad. We went and visited the House of Terror, something that … Continue reading

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