Monthly Archives: June 2018

Drunk on the dance floor

You’d think that booking a taxi weeks in advance then sending a reminder on the day would be a good start wouldn’t you. Well, except when the taxi driver heads off for Portsmouth without you. There we were, packed and … Continue reading

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Dead ends

Today at work proved quite frustrating. Two chaps proved very elusive. Common names combined with inadequate records made it impossible for me to trace them. I’m not going to give up but will have to try a more labour intensive … Continue reading

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Moving logs

Mirinda wants a greenhouse. She has wanted one for a while and we’ve been planning for it. A while ago we marked out a possible site with string and nails. After due care and consideration Mirinda decided she wanted it … Continue reading

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Germany’s going home

The holders of the World Cup, Germany, lost to South Korea 2-0 today. Sweden beat Mexico 3-0. Germany needed to win. They didn’t. They have not progressed out of the group stage. It’s the first time they’ve not progressed beyond … Continue reading

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Store cupboard tapas

At the market on Sunday I bought a couple of duck breasts. Tonight I was going to knock up something with them, possibly featuring cabbage. Then, on Monday, I spotted a perfectly sized aubergine and realised we hadn’t had berenjenas … Continue reading

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Life without life

Today the gardeners were due to arrive. And they did, which was good though not with Gardener Dave who is presently holidaying in Belgium. This time it was Mike (as usual) but alongside a chap who was either called Dan … Continue reading

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New heights of glory

Today was really all about England’s victory over Panama in the World Cup. There are some miserable English ‘fans’ who have said it was against very weak opposition and therefore, somehow, doesn’t count but the majority of England fans are … Continue reading

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All around the garden

After the longest time (we reckon it’s probably around 18 months) Mirinda has come down with a cold. Our better living regime has helped keep her healthy but eventually, the common cold gets us all. And, before anyone thinks it … Continue reading

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Uncovering lives

Today, rather than highlight the poor chap who lost his life in France, I thought I’d write more about his family. Naturally I’ll include him as well given he was a major part but not just the fact that he … Continue reading

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Lost and found

And another day out of the house for me. It’s been a week of them so far and isn’t about to change too soon. Today I was presenting the Haslemere and Liphook edition of the Talking Newspaper which means leaving … Continue reading

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