Monthly Archives: March 2018

Whatever happened to Mr Noodles?

Today we met Boris (or, as Rafi’s odd friend Cameron claimed, Borris) who was originally going to be called Mr Noodles. I asked Rafi why he was called Boris rather than the far more original Mr Noodles and he blamed … Continue reading

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Short, sweet and bloody rain

My first lot of records at the Surrey History Centre have been uploaded. This is the set I was doing for the Shalford Memorial. Here’s a link to one of them…possibly my favourite: Balaclava Smallbones And, apart from housework ahead … Continue reading

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Don’t stick magnets up your nose

When I go into town after visiting the gym, I get off the bus opposite the Woolmead and, rather than walk along the footpath in the polluted Borough, I take a shortcut behind some buildings, eventually coming out onto Castle … Continue reading

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Rain will get you wet and mud will get you sink

I had a text from Denise today to let me know that mum’s knee operation went okay and she was presently sitting in bed having a cup of tea. As I said, that’s a good sign. As for me, I … Continue reading

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And so to the cottage

The day didn’t start so good. Firstly the weather was grey and grim then there was a big points failure at Wimbledon. The latter wouldn’t normally bother me except that it affected the trains to Alton. Of course I could … Continue reading

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Just another non-manic Monday

This morning was an early one for Mirinda. She had a morning meeting and had to get to Shepherds Bush which requires many annoying changes of transport. My uneventful morning started at the usual 6am prior to my trip to … Continue reading

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Collecting kids

While scanning through a few scamming posts on Facebook, I was reminded of a story I heard during the week about Terms and Conditions. A chap on Radio 4 told us how he managed to get a whole load of … Continue reading

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The end of hygge…until the next time

Tomorrow daylight saving begins and so, with a twist of the dial forwards, hygge will come to an end in our house. That means no more table cloth, no more candles and I’ll take down the twinkling lights. It means … Continue reading

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Unravelling the facts from fiction

Last week I was presented with something of a quandary. According to the researcher who provided the centre with service information relating to the Farnham War Memorial in Gostrey Meadow, Private William Brubyn Arnold drowned when the Lusitania was sunk … Continue reading

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Driving into eternity without a cricket bat

I heard an interview on Radio 4 this afternoon with a lady driver. The segment was about the possible introduction of refresher driving tests for the over 80s. At the moment, here in the UK, you can seemingly drive forever. … Continue reading

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