Monthly Archives: February 2019

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There’s a lot of building work going on in Farnham at the moment. There’s the two big projects (Brightwells and Woolmead) of course but there’s also some smaller jobs dotted around. Clearly the building trade is doing okay here. One … Continue reading

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Acting a caricature

Years ago I read a Pinter play called The Dumb Waiter. I wanted to take it to festivals but never did anything beyond the reading. I can’t remember why. Even so, it’s a one act play I’ve always liked. Until … Continue reading

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Regular chop

Gardener Dave came today and immediately noticed the new fence. I didn’t see him but Mirinda reckoned he looked a bit miffed that he’d not been asked to do it. Either that or he wanted to wire up the jasmine. … Continue reading

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To Farnham (via Reading)

Up early after a pretty good sleep (second night, new bed, yadda, yadda, yadda) though I could have done without the 400 pillows. Mind you, once I’d rid the bed of most of them, the two I retained were lovely … Continue reading

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To Halifax

After not a lot of sleep (first night, new bed, beer, yadda, yadda, yadda) we headed down for breakfast. While I don’t normally have breakfast I figured there was going to be a lot of doubt over whether we’d be … Continue reading

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To Holmfirth

Following the wonderful fence job by Matt yesterday, I reattached the jasmine this morning and have to say, it looks much better and a good deal happier. Then, just before lunch, Nicktor arrived to pick me up and we headed … Continue reading

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Talking Nonsense

Dick Churchill died today. He was the last survivor of the real Great Escape. He went into a tunnel, emerged to freedom then, eventually, was recaptured along with a lot of other escapees. Hitler ordered the execution of most of … Continue reading

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Watching the Fleet

I very often come across some amazing things at the library. Today, for instance, I was cataloguing lots of books about How to be a Naval Officer and Fleet Reviews. The two categories follow each other on the shelves but … Continue reading

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TV habits

I recently finished the South Korean TV series Memories of the Alhambra. While I enjoyed it very much, it did leave me feeling a bit unsatisfied. It has led me to believe that South Korean drama needs to end with … Continue reading

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A different kind of wind

Following the almost complete destruction of the fence between us and the Crazies, I finally met up with the fencing guy (Matt) to get it replaced. The poor guy has been inundated with bad luck over the last week. First … Continue reading

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