Monthly Archives: June 2016

Reading for the radio

I had an Alton Talking Newspaper today so the dogs had an early walk (between the rains). Before any of that happened though I had to get me phone off to be repaired. This isn’t as simple as it appears. … Continue reading

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Library day 5

The Polish carpenter working on our library worked very hard today. Firstly he was on his own (I don’t know why the very smiley guy didn’t help) and secondly he wanted to finish today. And, take it from me, he … Continue reading

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Bob in a Vulcan

Last November, while having my daily dose of Twitter, I spotted something I thought Bob would love. It was the opportunity to sit in a Vulcan. I immediately found the site and booked for a 15 minute slot on June … Continue reading

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Library day 3

After the floor comes the shelves and cupboards. Last night I spent a good few hours clearing everything out (again) in readiness. This morning, against all the odds, Claude turned up with his two jolly workers and they got stuck … Continue reading

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Captain Gaz leaves the river

Last night was the first decent nights sleep I’ve managed since boarding the Riverdance II. Pity it’s also the last night’s sleep aboard the Riverdance II. Still… I have to say I’m not going to miss the damp. I don’t … Continue reading

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Wetter than the river

20 years ago if someone had told me that I’d be operating a lock on the Thames, helped by an enthusiastic 11 year old boy and run into a couple from the lower North Shore, I’d have laughed in their … Continue reading

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The Brexit is that way

International Faerie Day? Really? How terribly Victorian. Back on the river…after a slightly better night’s sleep, we filled up with water and headed downstream from Eynsham Lock towards Oxford. The day started off bright and sunny and then we heard … Continue reading

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Money for jam

Horse flies are a bastard. Rocking horse flies I have no problem with. Normal Aussie flies can be a pest but basically they’re okay. Horse flies on the other hand are a right pain. They have all the charm of … Continue reading

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Psycho Chris

This morning we heard that it was ‘unlikely’ we would have any rain in the South East. As it turned out it was more unlikely it would stop. Our drive to Lechlade was punctuated by lashing rain and very dark … Continue reading

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Stupid HTC

My phone has died. The SIM is no longer recognised. It’s a disaster. Fortunately I won’t need it for our technology free holiday on the Thames but it is a pain, nonetheless. Particularly when I use it to write my … Continue reading

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