Monthly Archives: May 2018

Trim and chat

Today was our ten week date with Kate. We left the house and walked (or ran) through the park up to the top end, walked along Nutshell Lane (which features large in my WW1 research), crossed the awful Upper Hale … Continue reading

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To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance

Tonight we went to the Vaudeville Theatre in the Strand and were royally entertained with Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband. It was absolutely hilarious and delightful with some of the wittiest dialogue outside of Earnest delivered by an exceptionally brilliant … Continue reading

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Bluejackets? Never heard of them.

Back to work at the dockyard today. The gate has been moved but I still had to get a pass because the entrance to the library is still on the base. When I asked Heather how long before we can … Continue reading

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How does one become a pygmy goat judge?

Finally! We have a windmill. It’s been a lifetime of waiting but now, moving with every breeze and annoying Freya, our garden has its own. We almost didn’t get it…but that can wait. Today was Show Day and, in my … Continue reading

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Back home

Just to round off my trip which ended yesterday…I managed to get the coach to Woking with only a three minute wait and the traffic was pretty smooth so arrived at Woking Station with about five minutes before the next … Continue reading

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Travelling by plane

Apparently when you change planes in Hong Kong for a flight that continues to America you have to have extra security checks which involve an interview. Yet another reason for not going…as if I needed one. My flight from Brisbane … Continue reading

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Last day

My final day in Oz started bright and sunny. It ended with thunder and lightning and pouring rain but that’s a bit further down the page. After a few cups of coffee, mum dragged me 27 miles down Bulcock Street … Continue reading

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Southern gastric-brooding frog or A river runs through it

I have to say that Montville, Queensland is fantastic. I’ve never been before and Denise took me today. It was an excellent idea. I reckon Mirinda would love it. Of course that’s not where we started. On this, my Denise … Continue reading

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Taking down the shade

First thing this morning we went up to the shops. The first for enlargements of some photos mum wanted, well, enlarged and the second to buy an avocado because I just have to have my daily dose of delicious green. … Continue reading

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Oxygen thief

WARNING…WARNING…WARNING This post is about beer except for the last bit Last time I was in Oz I was treated to the pale ale that is 150 Lashes. I had it on tap at Vikings (where you can get the … Continue reading

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