Monthly Archives: November 2018

Hair and tapas

This afternoon, I was sitting in Starbucks, waiting for the clock to tick around to my hairdresser appointment when I overheard two old chaps (older than me anyway) discussing the pros and cons of various different smartphones. And it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Paying for Spain

Whenever I go anywhere for any length of time I know I’m going to have to pay for it. Pleasure doesn’t come free at my age and experience. To be fair, it’s normally okay when I go to France with … Continue reading

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Green butt seed tomatoes

The gardeners came today though not Michael. This week it was Gardener Dave and Paul. When I asked Dave where Michael was, I figured he’d say he was on holiday or sick. I didn’t expect him to say he was … Continue reading

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Remembering

At 11am I was walking home from the shops. I stopped and sat on a convenient park bench just as the church bells started ringing the hour. When they fell silent, so did I. I just sat and thought about … Continue reading

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Oh, what a circus!

I was sitting in a room with a whole crowd of other ‘older’ people when suddenly, the loudest clap of thunder I’ve ever heard erupted directly above us all. It sounded like an explosion and given we were in a … Continue reading

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A Farnham builder

On December 22, 1909, an ice skating rink opened in Farnham. It was behind 68 Castle Street which, at the time, was a builder’s office. The builder who operated out of the office was a chap called Arthur George Mardon. … Continue reading

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Hidden carbs

After the miserable weather of yesterday, today was gloriously blue and dry. It was a pity Denise left yesterday. Still, the weather was perfect for me given I had an early Talking Newspaper this morning. And so, happy and dry, … Continue reading

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Carrots on a train

Liverpool Street Station is presently in the grip of a frenzy of building. It’s noisy and crowded and a lot of the roads are blocked off. It’s difficult to describe just how awful it is. There’s Crossrail and a bloody … Continue reading

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Early Decs

Today I returned to the gym having not been for two weeks. I was prepared for it to be difficult. I was prepared for it to make me work. I wasn’t prepared for it to be the same as it … Continue reading

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Normal service

Today was all about returning to normal. There was quite a lot of washing to do and leaves to rake. And the hippo bird bath was rank. And, of course, we went and collected the girls. I’ve had lots of … Continue reading

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