Monthly Archives: December 2018

Continuing the tradition

For the last few years, we have started going to the Chesil at Winchester for our New Year’s Eve dinner. This year, just because we can’t not go now it’s a trend, we booked, paid a deposit then turned up … Continue reading

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Looking over fences

There’s a house I can see from the all-weather path. It’s quite low down so the height of the path provides a panoramic view of it and its row of neighbours in both directions. I like comparing the back gardens. … Continue reading

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Arty Heath

June Whitfield died today aged 93. She was an extraordinary performer having been in the entertainment business for 72 years playing all manner of roles. Her first big break was on radio in 1953 following which she never looked back. … Continue reading

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Norway to Dover

Captain Henry Hammond Shott DSO was, by all reports, an extraordinary man. Not only did he survive the Boer War and various African uprising, he also learned to fly a Bristol Biplane shortly before heading over to France for the … Continue reading

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Normal but foggy

Today I had to finish our tax. I turned on the heater in my office and locked myself away. While I should have done it months ago, at least they’re not late and, hopefully, finished. I say ‘hopefully’ because you … Continue reading

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Posts of Christmas Past

Sister Wendy died today aged 88. I remember her from her BBC art programmes, shown in Oz back in the early 1990’s. She was an amazing woman regardless of her belief in nonsense. It seems she was a ‘consecrated virgin’ … Continue reading

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TurkeyPigsy

And so another Christmas Day. Another year when we remember the pagans who celebrated the start of longer days, more sun and a promise of harvests to come. To new beginnings and old endings. To the continuation of ridiculous myths … Continue reading

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Seeing the new Jane

First thing this morning I ventured out and into Farnham for some last minute pre-Christmas shopping. This included stopping in at Starbucks to wish them all a merry Christmas for tomorrow as well as a bag full of groceries. Last … Continue reading

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David’s royal village

I always thought that David’s HQ was Jerusalem so it came as a bit of a shock to discover that it was, in fact, the little town of Bethlehem. According to Luke anyway. (That’s the Biblical Luke rather than Nicole’s … Continue reading

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To market, to market

Every year, a bunch of Weasels descends on Borough Market in order to sniff out some Christmas Delights. Given I’m generally away this time of year, it’s not often that I can go. This year, however, that was not the … Continue reading

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