Monthly Archives: January 2019

Still on the island

Day two started pretty much like day one really. I rang Mirinda to wake her for work, drank an instant coffee then headed out for Starbucks. Though, rather than go to the same Starbucks, I headed up towards Alexanderplatz and … Continue reading

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On the island

Whenever visiting a new city, it’s important to start your first day with an old friend. It’s not always possible (like in Naples) but it definitely is in Berlin. Having booked an opera and checked out where my first museum … Continue reading

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To the island

And so my three day minor adventure to Berlin began. Mirinda left for work at 8:15 and I was reminded that while I wouldn’t see her till Friday, I’ll still be home before her and it’ll be like I was … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday

Apart from roasting a delicious Welsh leg of lamb and making a spectacular cauliflower and broccoli cheese, the day was fairly uneventful. Even Mirinda had only Bob to Skype with because Fiona’s Internet is presently unconnected. The biggest highlight of … Continue reading

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It was seven years ago today

Exactly seven years ago, I accompanied a bunch of Weasels to the Union Chapel in Islington where we watched and listened to an amazing concert performance of Hadestown by Anais Mitchell. We had been introduced to the album by John … Continue reading

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China Tweed

Today I was working from home for a couple of reasons. Firstly because Mirinda didn’t come home last night and I don’t like leaving the dogs all day. It did occur to me during the day that they are the … Continue reading

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Muddy paws

Today I met Victor. Victor was a rather excited French bulldog. He was wanting to play with the girls. Emma, naturally, gave him a withering glance then went back to her tennis ball. Freya played for a bit but, as … Continue reading

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The romance of the Putney Heath telegraph

I was back at work in Portsmouth today. When I left the house, our street was strewn with frost. So much frost, it looked like snow. Dropping the dogs at Sue’s proved that I’ve not lost all my skating abilities. … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Teddy

It was quite an odd day weather-wise. It started out quite foggy as I made my slow way to the gym. Then, as I Skyped with mum, the back garden was swamped with an ice cold, blue sky and sunshine. … Continue reading

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Teddy in trouble

Emma has started one of her mysterious, invisible seasons. Sue mentioned that she thought Emma was about to start and she was right. When Freya comes into season it’s really obvious because of the mess everywhere, with Emma it’s more … Continue reading

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