Monthly Archives: January 2016

Puppy tangle

Today, weather permitting, we decided would be an excellent opportunity to visit the Rural Life Museum in Tilford. And, I’m glad to say, the weather did indeed permit it. We’d also decided, it being her last Sunday with us, to … Continue reading

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First game

Today was the first time that Rafi went to a football game. It was his Christmas present – a football experience with Gary – and he’s really been looking forward to it. Of course, it was to be an Aldershot … Continue reading

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A concert for mum

It seems, rightly or wrongly, that mum doesn’t like classical guitar. A while ago we bought tickets to see two guitarists perform a selection of pieces for the Tilford Bach Society. Naturally we included mum. Then Jackie was going to … Continue reading

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A real grandchild

Today Michael came out to Farnham for a visit. Mum wanted to see him before she goes back to Oz. Okay, she literally saw him from the bus yesterday as we drove passed the bar he works in but she … Continue reading

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Not without incident

The awful weather that recently turned Manhattan white is now drenching us. Typical! They get nearly a metre of snow, we just get wet. We were due to revisit Portsmouth today but the weather gave us pause. We decided to … Continue reading

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Alone in Berlin

There’s a programme on Radio4 called A Good Read. It features a regular presenter and two guests. Each week features three books, one from each of them. The books are particular favourites of the people presenting them. All three have … Continue reading

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Back to the Nelson Arms

Today we had a visit from mum’s cousin (on grandad’s side) Dave and his wife Carol. The last time I saw them was in 2002 when I went visiting with the Frangletons. After their long drive down to us, we … Continue reading

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Singalong with pork

We had a few noisy people over for Sunday lunch today. The combination of food, wine and an overwhelming need to be louder than anyone else meant we all had a great time though possibly the same can’t be said … Continue reading

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Tudor Chutes

Today we took mum to the Vyne, a National Trust property not far from us. It’s actually beyond Basingstoke which appears to be presently surrounded by witches’ hats. Unless it’s the natural breeding grounds for them. Could be either, really. … Continue reading

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Space race

Back at work today. Yay! And I was very productive. As well as having scores of records from Nick (at work) and his amending ways, I also had a load of stuff I’d researched at home that needed to be … Continue reading

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