Tag Archives: Bob

Robin killer

We have a couple of horrid rats visiting our terrace. They eat up the discarded bird food that Mirinda puts out for her feathered friends. Well, I say ‘friends’… Today she set a rat trap and caught a robin. To … Continue reading

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Dancing Alice

Mirinda went to work this morning but just for the day. She’s actually going to commute. I had to stay in for the inevitable deliveries and to wait for Bob, who arrived early this morning. My time was anything but … Continue reading

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Is Bob a jinx?

It seems that the saga of the fridge freezer has yet to finish happily. Poor Bob stayed at the flat from 11 – 1:30 today, waiting patiently for its arrival. At 1:30 he texted to say it had yet to … Continue reading

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Premature eviction

I had today planned extremely well. The whole thing should have proceeded from hour to hour with all the precision of a Swiss watchmaker’s cogs. Bob was arriving this morning and I’d booked Taxi Carole to pick him up and … Continue reading

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Walking in Farnham

Today was Bob’s last day in Britain. His plane left tonight and we were all a little bit sad. It’s been lovely having him visit for an extended time. It’s also been lovely seeing Graeme and Sue, who fly out … Continue reading

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Missing the obvious

It is with a guilty heart that I report an own goal. I thought I was being clever but then missed something so simple, so obvious that it defies belief. I can confirm that the 14 coloured drawings that I … Continue reading

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Fog on the bridge

First thing this morning, I took the poodles down to the vet for their yearly check up and booster shots. They both came away with an excellent bill of health. Actually it’s one of the only times Carmen has not … Continue reading

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Power shower

The pump on our shower has decided it doesn’t like being turned off. It is designed to come on and go off with the turning of the taps. A very handy design that, up until last night, worked splendidly. In … Continue reading

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Bob goes north

Today, Bob decided to try out the British transport system. From Canary Wharf to Paddington and then north to the Cotswolds. He was meeting with a chap who has some interesting software. The trains and ticketing were fine and then … Continue reading

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The full Irish breakfast

Nicktor and I sat under the gazebo, enjoying the dying rays of the sun over a cup of tea and he remarked that the lawn always looked so much better after mowing. I corrected his use of the term ‘lawn’ … Continue reading

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