Author Archives: Gary

Chinese, Nicktor style

What a glorious day! We saw the sun, the sky was constantly blue, it was a rare and beautiful thing. So beautiful that Mirinda hitched up the girls quite early and took to the forest. She saw few people, forded … Continue reading

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Skating on thick ice

Since we’ve been here in Sweden, we’ve been listening to a classical radio station through an app on my phone. The app is free so, because free isn’t exactly free, I get ads thrown up when I activate the ad. … Continue reading

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Fish soup Thursday

The snow is quickly melting to be replaced by slush. It’s all looking very sad. The temperature continues to rise above zero, but the clouds remain without the pure whiteness of the snow to defeat the gloom. The forecast for … Continue reading

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Warm white wine

Today the weather was a bit grime. The snow was pockmarked from the occasional spatterings of frozen ice. But then, just as it seemed the snow would be completely obliterated, it would snow enough to cover the holes. This continued … Continue reading

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When white goods turn bad

Camilla, our landlady, was not best pleased this evening. She had been led to believe that the people they bought the tumble dryer from were reputable. As she said to me, her face grim and unforgiving, one failure you can … Continue reading

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The Mardi Gras Goat

I have always been clumsy. I have always had the innate ability to walk into what appears to be an empty room and bump my toe on the smallest and only object on the floor. I’m like a magnet for … Continue reading

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What’s up with WhatsApp?

According to Jean Jacques Rousseau, a landscape park is the source of the good and attracts the best character traits of man which are selflessness, honesty and true wisdom. He advocated the creation of them in the 18th century. Starting … Continue reading

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A splendid view of the loo

Tonight, being a Saturday, we ate out. Given the news of my shared heroism in the week, we decided it would be a celebration meal. Because of this, I had pizza and beer. Normally I’d have finished with ice cream … Continue reading

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A teetotal version of a vegetarian sausage

Wikipedia turned 20 today. I read an article that claimed that the majority of articles on Wikipedia are more accurate than, say, the Encyclopaedia Britannica. However, the article went on to say that a lot of Wikipedia is either untrue … Continue reading

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Snowy joy

We had a lovely lot of snow last night. I know a lot of people don’t like snow, but I’m definitely not one of them. I love it. I think it makes the world look so much nicer. And, of … Continue reading

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