Monthly Archives: March 2016

Steak is an anagram of stake

Ronnie Corbett died today. He was 85. The world is a little less amusing. I waited in for a stake delivery which was supposed to arrive ‘late morning’ but eventually turned up at almost 4pm. Or very late morning, as … Continue reading

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Perfectly formed

In the park today there were a lot of dogs. It was as if every individual walker had borrowed a load of spares. And most of them were randy males. So poor Freya spent a lot time on the lead … Continue reading

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Wrenching drain

We had almost continuous rain after 3:30. The sky was black like an impending thunderstorm…which was forecast but didn’t turn up. That was the afternoon though. Like Janus, the day had two faces and the first one was sunny and … Continue reading

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Mighty shots

Time travel is real. I can testify to it. I’m not sure how else to explain it. We (Nicktor and I) were sitting in the pub, having a pre-match beer and watching a T20 women’s game on the TV when … Continue reading

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Emma at 200

In 1816 Jane Austen finished writing Emma and it was published. In 2016 Chawton House Library celebrated the book’s 200th birthday. This afternoon we visited, between storms. The weather was the main topic of conversation today as we were lashed … Continue reading

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After the sunshine

As if by the power of some fanciful and capricious deity, today was the antithesis of yesterday. Yesterday the sky was uninterrupted, the sun beamed all day and the winds were kept to a minimum destruct level, today was wet, … Continue reading

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Upton Down

Garry Shandling died yesterday. He was only 66. How much we loved Larry Sanders. We’ll missed you, Garry. Rather than be sad we decided to head down to the sea. Milford-on-Sea to be precise. So we packed the dogs into … Continue reading

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Simple simnel

Forget your Easter eggs and dead sons of nonexistent and unloving fathers, we celebrate this moveable time of the year with a simnel (auto correct keeps thinking I mean ‘shovel’) cake. And this is how I do it… Get all … Continue reading

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Making omelettes, breaking eggs

This afternoon I was reading a House Husband (another one) blog post where he detailed making dinner with photos to accompany the text. I thought that sounded like fun. So… Tonight I made us both an omelette. Yes, Mirinda came … Continue reading

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Giselle or not Giselle

Mirinda went to the Royal Opera House tonight to see the Royal Ballet production of Giselle. She said it was very traditional and very good. I said I was so glad I didn’t go. Rather than tutus and toile, I … Continue reading

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