Monthly Archives: May 2016

Jutland

The Battle of Jutland was 100 years ago today. It’s Nick at works favourite sea battle. There was a lot about it on the radio. I’m not going to add anything extra to the already overflowing flood of information. Mirinda … Continue reading

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County show

It was Freya’s birthday today. One year old. I don’t think she knew though she did get a lot fuss. In order to celebrate her birthday properly, we went to the Surrey County Show. And this year we did it … Continue reading

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A dream

It’s very rare these days that I go to the theatre and wish I was on the stage with them. So rare in fact that when it happens I am genuinely taken by surprise. Well it happened today. Big time. … Continue reading

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Preserved lemons

A few weeks ago I bought a new cookbook called Sirocco. It’s a whole bunch of recipes from Sabrina Ghayour borrowing largely from her Persian roots. Sirocco is a sort of amalgamation of cultures… but in a very good way. … Continue reading

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Captain Peacock

In the British sit-com Are You Being Served? the rather stuffy floor walker, Captain Peacock, purported to being something of a military hero. Though his military history was never really explained. If anything it was somewhat spurious and, at times, … Continue reading

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Crap & keep

Not a lot happened today. It was mostly housework. I did manage to throw out Mirinda’s Weird Box of Receipts. This box contained lots of little, fading bits of paper Mirinda was certain she’d need. I sealed the box and … Continue reading

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Finished floor

The guys turned up this morning and finished up the lounge room floor. It was all about the skirting board and filling little holes so they were finished by lunchtime. I’m really happy with the result…though I did have to … Continue reading

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More floor

The floor guys turned up just after 7:30 this morning. On the other hand, poor Mirinda had to leave at 6:40. She had an early meeting in London. While everyone else got to work, I headed into the garden where … Continue reading

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Library floor

Today, the Floorcraft guys set to work. They started with a sort of empty room – the boxes in the photo below, are full of the new floor. Then, after much clawing and squealing, the boards were removed so that … Continue reading

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Room to move

The big job today was to completely empty the lounge room in preparation for the floor guys who are due tomorrow morning. By the time I’d finished, the extension was full of stuff. How on earth it all fitted into … Continue reading

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