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Outstanding espresso

We went to dinner at Bel & the Dragon tonight. We realised we’d not been out for ages and wanted to go to the Duke of Cumberland but discovered it was fully booked tonight. Bel & the Dragon isn’t second … Continue reading

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Gas and stardust

Alvin Stardust died today. He was 72. In a few weeks, his first album for 30 years is due to be released. That’s rather sad. But onto brighter things…ages ago I had a moan about the decorators leaving their rubbish … Continue reading

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Burns the Bread

The Great Fire of London started today, in 1666. In Pudding Lane. Speculation as to the cause ended up concluding that it was because a baker, Thomas Farriner, forgot to put his oven fire out properly last night. A simple … Continue reading

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Fremdscham (noun)

I had a Talking Newspaper today. Which meant I didn’t get to sit in on the full meeting with Paul, our landscape designer. Good job Mirinda could. Anyway, the design is looking fantastic and, hopefully we’ll have some working drawings … Continue reading

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Feb in Jan

Another day of rain, briefly interrupted by an hour of blue. It’s like February. Most of the day, Mirinda spent working. She has an acquisition to work through which seems to get more complex with every turn of the printed … Continue reading

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Back in Britain

Talk about a good, solid welcome back to Britain! Apart from the cold (loverrrrrrly), thunderstorm (scarrrrrrry) and lack of pollution, public transport has more than adequately said g’day. I went to work this morning (ignoring any thoughts of jet lag) … Continue reading

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Inside out, outside in

Back in 1799, the explorer Matthew Flinders was happily sailing along the Queensland coast when he had a problem with his sloop, the Norfolk. He pulled into a handy inlet, weighed anchor and rang for roadside assistance. Work on repairs … Continue reading

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Cedar shingles

After the office was completed, the guy who did the cedar shingle roof gave me the leftover bits, telling me they make a very aromatic fuel for the fire. He was right. Today the rains came. It didn’t stop all … Continue reading

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Aftermath

Last August, there was a huge fire at Frensham Ponds. I briefly mentioned it in a blog entry. We haven’t really been back many times since to see what has been happening. Today we decided to give it a try. … Continue reading

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Avuncular Theatre

Today the weather has turned cold. We have been quite lucky with the heat, even when it rains, but today, that all changed. The sky was generally grey with a few moments of sun. We had quite a bit of … Continue reading

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