Monthly Archives: July 2018

Borisitting

I didn’t go to work today because Heather had a day off and wasn’t sure who’d be in the library to look after me. So, first thing, it was up to the gym then back home. Susanne took Boris for … Continue reading

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Bits of everything

Rafi is away on the Isle of Wight most of this week. He’s at one of those kid’s holiday camps where they learn to sail yachts…and stuff. Susanne therefore decided to pretend, for a few days at least, that she … Continue reading

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Into the wet good night

Today it just rained. It was raining when I woke up, eased up a little bit so I could go shopping, rained on my way home and was raining when the sun went down. I’m thinking this is in order … Continue reading

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Much nicer

The night and morning were punctuated with enough rain to please the garden. Then, shortly before I left for the shops, the sun came out and the clouds and rain blew away. The temperature has also dropped to manageable levels. … Continue reading

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Minutes of rain!

Leaving the bus this afternoon, having sweltered away in the Surrey History Centre and on Woking station, the sky suddenly turned black and rain fell in great torrents. By the time I reached the house I was soaking, gloriously wet. … Continue reading

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Up, up, up, up

Apparently it was 35.1 at Wisley today. That’s not far from us. Someone promised a storm with lashings of rain. They lied. Not that I want to talk about the weather. It’s been hot; it continues hot. That’s the weather. … Continue reading

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Temperate Stupidity

An 84 year old man rang his daughter this afternoon, complaining about getting heatstroke. He’d felt a bit woozy, had an upset tummy and was generally feeling awful so he went to his doctor. The doctor diagnosed heatstroke immediately. Concerned, … Continue reading

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Seeing Henry 8

At Portsmouth this morning, as I strolled through the entrance ahead of the hordes of school holiday kids, I was surprised to run into a rather corpulent, bearded chap dressed rather extravagantly. He looked very much like this: As he … Continue reading

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Hot buttered Gaz

“And to think I left Australia because of the heat!” I said to the check-out woman in Waitrose. She laughed as the perspiration dripped down her face. My arms were glistening with my own sweat as I stood and made … Continue reading

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A post about food

This morning, just before I left for the shops, I spotted a short video which had been uploaded to Instagram by a woman I follow. She writes cookbooks, acts, travels the world, loves food, etc, etc. She’s quite amazing particularly … Continue reading

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