Monthly Archives: April 2018

Worse job in the navy

Today, at the dockyard library, I entered a lot of volumes mainly concerned with naval and marine terminology. One of these books was the Navy List of 1766…though it was a 2001 reprint with a few explanatory notes helpfully provided … Continue reading

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Not quite Haslemere

After going to the gym first thing, I took the girls for an early walk. The park was quite full of people and their dogs. I’m not sure why. I much prefer our normal walk at 1pm when we’re almost … Continue reading

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In the spring garden

Today was perfect for spending in the garden…and mostly that’s what we did. While I went to the shops then the market, Mirinda put in a good two hours, spreading our homegrown compost over everything that needed it. She also … Continue reading

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Lovely day for Loseley

Tonight we had a horrendous storm. There were huge flashes of lightning and massive, wall trembling rumblings of thunder. There was also a bit of torrential rain. It was an amazing end to a perfect day. The day began with … Continue reading

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Birthday Carbs

Tonight we took a newly serviced Max down to Winchester. We parked up and then headed for the Chesil Rectory for dinner. This was Mirinda’s choice for her birthday. Max was in for his three yearly service. He passed with … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

Isn’t it always the way? You never see a sound engineer and then two come along at the same time. I know because it happened to me today while I waited for a bus in the Borough. I’d been presenting … Continue reading

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GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!

Most of today was spent finishing the painting of the obelisks and the weather was perfect for it. Sun, sun, sun brought out the shorts, shorts, shorts. Of course there was the gym first then shopping then walking in the … Continue reading

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Schools for girls

In 1840 The Royal Female School for the Daughters of Naval and Marine Officers opened. It had been the idea of Admiral Sir Thomas Williams who realised that, due to various wars and general shipboard life, some ex-Naval officers would … Continue reading

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Creatures of habit

I know I shouldn’t complain but I figure that that is one reason for keeping a journal. Also, if I can’t get this to connect with Facebook again, then the only people reading it (apart from me) will be spam … Continue reading

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Wet garden centre

Today we were due some rain. I mean that’s fair enough given we had our weekly day of sun yesterday. The rain was due to arrive in the afternoon. And it didn’t disappoint. The weather in the morning was just … Continue reading

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