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I see no bed bugs

Last week, Mirinda came home with a number of insect bites about her body. She straight away assumed they were bedbugs. After reading all about bedbugs, I was despatched up to the flat to see if there were any in … Continue reading

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Au revoir…again

The final day of our short Paris break arrived all too soon. After waking, slowly (I do love the midday checkout), we wandered to La Beaujolais for the final time then went for a walk around the Eiffel Tower and … Continue reading

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Blücher Day

Today, way back in 1814, the world was introduced to Stephenson’s first steam locomotive when ‘Blücher’ was given a test run on the Cillingwood railway. At 20 years of age, George Stephenson, designed and built Blücher. The test section of … Continue reading

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Sea, sand and suicide

Today was forecast to be the hottest of the year so far. Okay, that’s not THAT hot but even so, it was with great relief that we set off for the Isle of Wight to visit with Suzanne and Rafi. … Continue reading

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You all right, Roj?

Today was a perfect day to spend in the garden, digging, planting, weeding, etc and that is exactly what I did. But not before walking Mirinda to the station to catch the 9am to Waterloo. Unusually, when we arrived at … Continue reading

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The Bourne Gardener

‘If lost, look for the green balloons,’ the leaflet said. Of course, you have to find the leaflet first. The poster (which I saw first) was a bit vague on the actual locations of the green balloons. It did give … Continue reading

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Friday night trains

It rained overnight and this morning dawned grey and miserable. After the heady heights of yesterday, the temperature had even dropped. Hey ho, as the great ones say. Dennis and Lloyd turned up nice and early (a bit too early … Continue reading

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Building to impress

This morning, we were on the RER train out to Versailles, when an American chap asked us if there was a toilet on the train. Apparently he’d had a little too much coffee and now had to get rid of … Continue reading

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Massive signal failure

We had an unexpected meal in the Baltic restaurant tonight. Mirinda has been to the Baltic before and suggested we eat there after South West Trains declared their inability to get us home. I had left my Northern Line train, … Continue reading

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A moron with a mobile

A man on my train into London was very annoyed that his phone kept cutting out. Mobile technology is not very old so I reckon the fact that you can sit in a moving vehicle and make any connection with … Continue reading

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