Monthly Archives: December 2016

Leaving my whiskers in 2016

Having complained for the last couple of months, Mirinda didn’t notice when I had a shave today. On our way to our New Years Eve restaurant, she suddenly grabbed my chin and exclaimed “You’ve had a shave!” I told her … Continue reading

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NYE…E

It was rather foggy in the South East today. A lot of planes were delayed (one was delayed for 16 hours from Heathrow to Germany) and there was chaos on the roads. Fortunately I was neither on a plane or … Continue reading

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Earl who?

Today we visited Amanda and Carlos (and Claire who we didn’t know we were meeting and who is a temporary homeless house guest) for lunch. Amanda and Carlos generally feature as Mr & Mrs October in our calendar given they … Continue reading

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Across the Solent

The weather didn’t start off looking very promising but the fog soon cleared and the sky above it was gloriously blue…which was excellent because we were off to the Isle of Wight. Fiona bought Mirinda a new handbag for Christmas … Continue reading

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Three more

Liz Smith (95), Nanna from the Royle Family died followed by Carrie Fisher (60) and Richard Adams the author of Watership Down (96). The roll call for 2016 continues to grow. In the meanwhilst, it was very busy at Frensham … Continue reading

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Everyone’s at Petworth

There was an awful lot of people at Petworth today. It’s important to remember that Boxing Day, when the weather is fine, is a good day to stay at home and go for a walk in the park. If for … Continue reading

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Next Christmas…

George Michael died today. Imagine dying on Christmas Day? That’s about as sad as it gets. He was only 53. Since his death it has emerged that he was a massive philanthropist. Meanwhile, at our house…it was our first Christmas … Continue reading

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Meeting the neighbours

What is the true meaning of Christmas? Crowded supermarkets? Vomity dogs? Lovely quiet moments at home? It’s certainly not snow. We’re in for a bit of a heatwave. According to the subtitles on the BBC weather yesterday it could reach … Continue reading

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No photos at funerals

Today was Bill’s funeral. It was cold, grey and blustery at Aldershot crematorium as we all stood around outside waiting. There were a lot of red and blue scarfs, some Aldershot Town football shirts and too much black. I knew … Continue reading

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Pop up Christmas?

Today I went into Guildford for some last minute Christmas shopping. I needn’t have bothered. I bought nothing except a Breakfast Bratwurst and spent a lot of time on buses. You’d think that the county town would be buzzing and … Continue reading

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