Monthly Archives: December 2018

Secret sailors

A few weeks ago I mentioned a book I was reading at the Dockyard library while the system was down. It was about the Special Boat Service in World War II. Here is an extract from it: …the Germans shelled … Continue reading

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Saving blood loss

I always claim that I have everything I need in my kitchen, particularly when it comes to tools. In fact, a lot of time I tend to throw things out because they haven’t been used for ten years and I … Continue reading

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Controversial Italy

I finished watching an Italian series today. It’s called Baby and was produced by Netflix. It has been somewhat controversial. It involves private school pupils and their problems with drugs, sex and authority. It also features a lot of smartphone … Continue reading

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Gingerbread disaster

Last week Heather let me know that she’d not be in this week because she had to decant the Jutland exhibition at the Dockyard so I’d intended to go into town and see an exhibition. Then Mary rang to ask … Continue reading

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Too warm, too soon

The gardeners came today. Mirinda had gone off to work ridiculously early this morning so I had the onerous task of telling Gardener Dave and Paul what to do. The number one job that needed doing was cutting back the … Continue reading

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Farnham fair

After a morning spent either on the phone, on email or Skype, I figured Mirinda needed to get out of the house for a bit. Yesterday’s news and repercussions were still reverberating. At this time last year, a gale blew … Continue reading

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Ben

Most days are good, some days are bad but today was one of the worst. A very good friend of ours was hit by a car on a country lane and died. It was an unimaginably devastating day for his … Continue reading

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Woking from home

The Surrey History Centre is currently undergoing its yearly stock take so, rather than travel into Woking, I worked from home. Just like Mirinda. I found some interesting people (one was a right bad’en) and might write about them later … Continue reading

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Forced off grid

At around 5 o’clock this morning, O2, our mobile provider, started to stop working. All over the country, bit by bit, access started dropping off. The first I knew about it was at the gym. I’d ridden the bike and … Continue reading

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All a bit grey

Today was one of those ghastly, drizzly, no-sure-what-it-wants-to-do kind of day. Apart from the sun. Obviously the day didn’t want anything to do with the sun today. So it was grey and grim. After lunch (a lovely chicken and egg … Continue reading

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