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End of the world as we know it

I am so glad we didn’t manage to get tickets to the Trent Bridge Ashes test which started today. It was a sell out so we didn’t stand a chance anyway, still…I am SO glad. I had a Talking Newspaper … Continue reading

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Is it poo?

I went to Lords today (not Lourdes, as Mirinda wondered, thinking I was going to Spain) to watch the second day of the first test between England and New Zealand. I’d never been to Lords before and was really looking … Continue reading

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Perfection

At some point today, the website was once more accessible. I don’t know when, I don’t know how, I don’t know why. It’s all a bit mysterious. Last time I had an explanation; this time I had nothing. That’s not … Continue reading

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The perfect English day

Yesterday, on the door of the Holly Bush pub, I noticed a sign which read that they served breakfast and coffee in the mornings. This morning, having been to guitar, Mirinda suggested we pop along and have some. What a … Continue reading

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Beyond teasing

I woke up this morning to hear that Australia had bowled out the English cricket team at the SCG to win the Ashes series 5-0. It sounds like it was a complete capitulation. For the other matches, we have been … Continue reading

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Don’t mention the Ashes

Joan Fontaine died today. I had no idea she was still alive. She was 96…which is a pretty good innings. Of course Radio 4 had a lot of stuff on about her today, including her famous feud with her sister, … Continue reading

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Petering out

Peter O’Toole died today. He was celebrated today for his greatest film role, Lawrence of Arabia. I particularly remember him for his pox ridden Tiberius in the controversial Caligula of 1979. Disgustingly believable. O’Toole was one of those actors who … Continue reading

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Cricket…again

Back in 2010, England spent the first day of the Ashes test in Adelaide destroying our fielding side. This time, it was a bit different. I woke to the news (and listened to the final few overs) that Australia had … Continue reading

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Drawers, dinner and rain

I woke this morning to rain. I walked into Farnham in gradually heavier rain. I arrived home and the rain had stopped. The sun struggled to peek out from the clouds. I debated what to do. I’d stored the drawers … Continue reading

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More drawers

There’s nothing quite like painting a set of drawers, the sun shining down and the cricket commentary keeping you company. Today was the first day of the fifth and final Ashes test. It was taking place at the Oval and … Continue reading

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