Monthly Archives: October 2017

Little licky witch

Halloween always makes me think about the way America commercialises everything. I guess the US is the capital of capitalism so it makes sense from that point of view. But I can’t help wonder why it’s so all pervasive. Halloween … Continue reading

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Garden life

Queen Victoria was the first known person to shorten the word ‘photograph’ to ‘photo.’ She wrote it in a letter. Who knew? To celebrate, here’s a photo I took in Farnham this morning. Note the beautiful sky and complete lack … Continue reading

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The return of Hygge

The clocks went back an hour in the early hours of this morning. While this is a return to dark evenings and rapidly shortening days, it’s also a return to hygge. It’s our time to draw into the warmth and … Continue reading

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Hope & Gratitude 2017

Tonight we celebrated our H&G with dinner at the Chesil in Winchester. It’s rapidly becoming our celebration restaurant. And while the food is excellent, there’s something quite special about eating in a building that’s been there for 600 years. It … Continue reading

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Growing up

Not content with ruining Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Walking in Memphis, the worst busker in the South East hit a new low with his rearrangement of Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl. In fact it was pretty much unrecognisable apart from … Continue reading

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Early walks

I had a Haslemere Talking Newspaper today so the dogs had an early jaunt in the park. The trouble with going early is that a lot of others do the same. I guess it’s the before work thing. Anyway, it’s … Continue reading

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Boss the dog?

Fats Domino died today. Another of those people that I thought was already dead. He was 89 and one of those responsible for popular music. I found out this afternoon that he didn’t write Blueberry Hill. It was first recorded … Continue reading

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All hail Aphrodite

I’ve liked Natalie Dormer ever since I first saw her in Silk. In fact, with each thing I see her in my joy at watching her only increases. She was wonderful as Ann Boleyn in The Tudors and superb as … Continue reading

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Shortest story

Today it just rained. All day just about. I did manage to miss most of it but even so, it drizzled on the way to the gym, it drizzled while waiting for the bus afterwards and it drizzled when I … Continue reading

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Countryside

Usually, of a Sunday, Mirinda takes the girls for a ramble while I am stuck, glued to the kitchen, preparing our Sunday dinner. Sunday tends to be something big and it takes a while so I can’t go with them. … Continue reading

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