Monthly Archives: August 2019

Where did the money in the bank go, Jud?

Tonight was Persian Feast night to celebrate Sharon, Jud and Luca before they fly home tomorrow. And so, to prepare, I wheeled my barrow (on paths wide and narrow) into town and packed it solid with ingredients. In fact, the … Continue reading

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Luck comes in different flavours

The end result in all my WWI research is, by default, going to be sad, sometimes tragic. When the object of your research is a son barely old enough to be considered an adult who is handed a uniform, a … Continue reading

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Gender politics

Spare a thought for Jud, Naomi, Luca and Howard as the rain refused to leave today. All day. It being the first day of the second Ashes test and being at Lords and seeing as the entire six week trip … Continue reading

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Nicktor knows many things

Chalk and cheese was the thought that went through my head as we left the Rec tonight following the Aldershot v Bromley game. I’m never certain which is supposed to be preferable (obviously it would be cheese for me but … Continue reading

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Eyeball on the cover

There was a mammoth effort made in Keswick today, in the wee small hours. Teenagers were roused from sweet slumber and forced to move, pack and start a journey south. Parents managed to set off at 06:30, worn out from … Continue reading

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No such thing as ‘two little things’

There was a lot of last minute cleaning up today ahead of The Visitation. I had to move my dressing room for a start. And wash everything that refused to move out of the way, even the dogs. Actually they … Continue reading

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Incomplete sentence

Reverend T Lawrence Shannon has his demons. They turn up every now and then and send him into a spiral. On the surface he isn’t a very nice man. He has a lot of faults but, deep down, masked by … Continue reading

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Weather warning

I have to say that the National Grid could have picked a better day to have problems. Not that we had any problems in Farnham but around a million people were affected elsewhere around the country. Very high and strong … Continue reading

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Saying “statistics” sucks

I had a Talking Newspaper (Haslemere) today which meant I didn’t have to leave the house till 10am. This meant, among other things, that I could bid Dr Wife farewell as she left for the station at 8am. I then … Continue reading

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Sitting outside at Cote

Today at work, everything was a bit frantic. Packing boxes and piling them into the back of a truck was happening in earnest. Librarians, curators and removalists were all getting in each other’s way while equally managing to avoid each … Continue reading

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