Monthly Archives: June 2019

Sick

So, finally, after three weeks, I have succumbed to Mirinda’s evil illness. Okay, I don’t have her awful, hellbred cough but I do have flu like symptoms and an almost permanent desire to sleep. The aches, pains and tiredness made … Continue reading

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All the fun of the fair…without actually going

Today was the hottest day of the year so far. There was a bit of a breeze on occasion but, basically, it was pretty close to unbearable. Okay, so it only reached 34 somewhere closer to London but it felt … Continue reading

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What is happening?

We are currently in the middle of a heatwave that has encompassed a lot of Europe. Recording breaking temperatures have been recorded in Germany, Poland, France, Spain, and the Czech Republic. The highest temperatures recorded appears to be in the … Continue reading

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Increasing the Pixie population

Marcus Trescothick announced today that he will retire from all forms of professional cricket at the conclusion of the 2019 season. He was a great English player who suffered from a stress related issue which saw him leave international cricket … Continue reading

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Memorable well (with roof)

In 1881, Jane Moultrie thought it would be a nice thing to have built a roof over the village water pump in the small hamlet of Dockenfield. I’m sure the residents were greatly pleased by this magnanimous display of generosity … Continue reading

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It IS cricket

It would appear that Mirinda is on the narrow lane to recovery. Today, rather than being glued to her Macbook Air or watching endless episodes of Friends, she spent a lot of time clearing out the bottom drawer of the … Continue reading

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MY BABIES! MY BABIES!

The gardeners came today only it wasn’t Gardener Dave because he’s away somewhere. Expecting Hacker Bill to turn up instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find two fellows I’d never met before arrive to work some magic. (They didn’t introduce … Continue reading

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Where is the National Scarf Collection?

Mirinda is still very sick. She appears to have bronchitis to a major degree and it can take three weeks to dissipate. We need to be careful it doesn’t descend into pneumonia. Her coughing is terrible and most distressing. She … Continue reading

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“Why go out to see real people doing stuff?”

Harvey Weinstein has a lot to answer for. Quite apart from the obvious abuse of power, women and generally being an arsehole, he also, it seems, inspired David Mamet to write Bitter Wheat. When I discovered that John Malkovich was … Continue reading

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First day of summer and it didn’t rain

There’s a chap in the park who has an old terrier. It’s a lovely, placid dog that wanders around, enjoying the park as he feels like it. It’s a bit like Freya though somewhat slower given his advanced years. The … Continue reading

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