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Shirley’s blushing

This evening, we took a rather late walk at Frensham. It wasn’t exactly intentional, it was just the time Mirinda finished work and, therefore, the time we left the house. And, while we saw a few people, the place was … Continue reading

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There’s a hail stone under the mirror

Juliette Gréco died today. She was an amazing woman with an equally amazing life. Jean-Paul Sartre said: “Gréco has a million poems in her voice. In her mouth, my words become precious stones.” Which is pretty cool. John Lennon and Paul … Continue reading

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Leo the legend

Today saw me performing the sad task of cancelling four weeks of restaurant bookings ahead of tomorrow. It was also bittersweet that we went out to Pulpo Negro, possibly for the last time, and sat at the Chef’s Table. But … Continue reading

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Lockdown by any other name

Today, the government announced tougher restrictions from this Thursday. What they amount to is an end to our Date Nights. Having gone through the awfulness of mask wearing in the Cotswolds we do not want to go through it again. … Continue reading

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They were not passive victims

Something that irks Nicktor is my habit of wearing different coloured socks. He claims it upsets his sensibilities somewhat. His OCD, as he calls it. The reason I wear different coloured socks is because it’s easier than having to pair … Continue reading

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Move away from the dog poo, kids

I have been trying to make a tomato based jelly. I have not had a lot of luck. Then, late today, I managed to knock something together which, well, held together. It wobbled in a very jelly-like way. I will … Continue reading

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I blame Tony Soprana

I have loved cannoli ever since watching The Sopranos. I was intrigued by their seemingly constant reference to them. It was as if Cannoli was another one of his family. It was a bit of a surprise to discover they … Continue reading

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In a noisy Little Mountain tavern

Today was another glorious one with blue sky and sunshine and just enough breeze to make it all bearable. My trip into town was sprinkled with greetings as happy people walked dogs and jogged and rode their bicycles. It was … Continue reading

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Easter in September

I was up bright and early today. That’s not unusual. I’m up bright and early every day. I don’t always need or want to be but there you go. This morning, however I had to be in order to be … Continue reading

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Can you ride a horse through the park?

I am constantly amazed with my own statistics. Though I’m also amazed at how I miss milestones. For instance, I recently passed 2.5 million words on this blog. The total was 2,484,065 words on July 20 this year. Whatever, that’s … Continue reading

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