Monthly Archives: July 2019

That’s a bit urgent

Because our flight leaves at such an ungodly hour tomorrow morning, we decided it made a lot more sense to stay at a hotel near the airport. The only hotel near Southanpton airport is the Premier Inn which boasts that … Continue reading

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Daisy the horse

I don’t have gout, and, interestingly, this is almost a repeat of something that happened in 2012. What originally felt like gout and hurt like gout turns out to be plantar fasciitis, something I can fix quicker by wearing a … Continue reading

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Mapping up in 1919

Today at work (yes, I managed to stagger in on top of Mr Gouty Foot) Heather had me doing something different to the usual cataloguing onto the system. Today she kept delivering boxes of books to my desk with the … Continue reading

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A new visit from Senor Gouty Foot

I woke up this morning determined to go to the gym. I swung my legs out of bed (‘swung’ is a bit of an exaggeration when they actually kind of just fall off the bed) and attempted to stand up … Continue reading

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Gym day

I returned to the gym today after a week away and it felt fantastic. I really do miss it when I don’t go. I guess I don’t miss the long, laborious walk along the awful streets but once there and … Continue reading

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A fox stole Corky’s toy

We had a very full day today though it started slowly enough. Being a Sunday meant a bit of a sleep-in for me, a bigger sleep-in for Mirinda and the usual slow walk into town with my trusty wicker trolley; … Continue reading

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Super chilled about art

I am, most decidedly, a sceptic. I rarely believe anything on someone’s say so. The only faith I have is that the next mass extinction event will be the complete eradication of humanity because, like any climax woodland, only the … Continue reading

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Back to the country

Because I’m being put under a spell tomorrow, I’ll not be able to visit the butcher for the usual weekly meat-fest so I wheeled my trolley into town this morning instead. It felt rather odd, almost as if Friday had … Continue reading

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No bongs on your birthday

Today marks the 160th birthday of Big Ben. It first rang out in 1859. Today, however, it’s birthday was not celebrated with joyful clanging because of the building/restoration work continuing on the Houses of Parliament and, more significantly, the Elizabeth … Continue reading

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The day of the greenhouse

Mick turned up this morning, bright and early and ready for a 07:30 start on the new greenhouse. Meanwhile I’d been up and out, clearing a path and making access to the boxes easier than it was. Although Freya is … Continue reading

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