Monthly Archives: May 2017

Dawn, gym and Rudd

Today I had lunch with Dawn. We went to the Wheatsheaf. I spent most of the time talking about Japan and a little bit about Oz. It was a good job she asked for the bullet pointed, short version. As … Continue reading

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Freya Day

Freya turned two today. I can’t believe how fast time has flown. And, in a strange case of coincidence, Freya the barista is back at Starbucks. She’s staying for three months until her return to uni. Our little Freya had … Continue reading

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Show day

One of our favourite days of the year is the Surrey County Show day. It’s always on the end of May bank holiday Monday…which it was today. And this year, to add to the enjoyment, we sponsored a couple of … Continue reading

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Archibald Robertson

Back in December 2016, I researched a ‘ship carver’ called Archibald Robertson for the Science Museum (here’s the entry). I didn’t write him up in any biographical sense. The other day I had a comment from a chap wanting to … Continue reading

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Back to Japan

Here’s an odd thing. One of the baristas at Starbucks asked to have this weekend off. The request was refused. Then, come the weekend, the barista was suddenly struck down with an illness which kept her off for the weekend. … Continue reading

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The long grass

We are getting a gardener. It’s been a bit difficult finding one to come out but finally one turned up today. His name was Phil and he’s the boss. He’ll be sending two other guys out to start the garden … Continue reading

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All the news that’s fit to read

Maison Blanc is a French patisserie chain. The one in Farnham, in the Borough, was where I would occasionally (before the lo-carb regime kicked in) buy two almond croissants as a Sunday treat. Maison Blanc make the BEST almond croissants. … Continue reading

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Not Gene Kelly

Today I had a meeting with Nick (at work) regarding my return to the Science Museum. He started off by telling me he had some bad news and then started telling all of this good news. Finally, after a good … Continue reading

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Grey gone

Just before we left for Oz and Japan, I dyed my hair. It’s not often you are away long enough for it to need re-doing when you get back. Six weeks, though, is about right. So today I dyed my … Continue reading

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Blackbird slaughter

This morning I braved a trip into town on my own. Okay, I caught the bus but even so, everything went fine. My foot ached a bit by the time I returned but I think that’s because of lack of … Continue reading

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