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The two weeks Mirinda spent in the UK

Tubby 24 arrives

In 1999, we had Farelli over for Christmas in our flat at Aldershot. We had a Christmas tree and, because it was rather low in height and broad in beam, we called it Tubby. We stopped calling our trees Tubby … Continue reading

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On being greeted by strangers

I may have mentioned previously in this blog that I sometimes see a chap walking a Newfoundland. It’s a beautiful dog. Both human and canine say good morning whenever I see them. Today, however, was a bit different. It was … Continue reading

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How to keep warm

It was -10 this morning when I went out to shovel snow. I’m expecting a couple of deliveries this week so I needed to make the driveway accessible. There’s also the fact that Mirinda will be back on Friday and … Continue reading

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Smooth slope and a flouro fence

I was going to go shopping today but then, after thinking about it while lying in bed covered in a duvet and two hairy cockerpoos, I decided not to. The temperature was around -8° outside, and I figured I could … Continue reading

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To market, to market with puppy girls two

I have discovered an excellent way to avoid spending money at a very tempting Christmas market. Have a walking stick in one hand and a double lead with two small dogs in the other. I managed to navigate the entire … Continue reading

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Advent begins

Today I recorded my December Letter from Sweden. I recorded it seven times. The first few times were deleted because I made horrendous mistakes but the fifth and sixth efforts were almost perfect then, mere seconds from the end, my … Continue reading

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The roar of the crowd – from the Doctor

On Sunday for the very first time I did a Christmas lights walking tour in London. Regent Street, Carnaby Street, Covent Garden, Seven Dials: a 3 mile race against the clock (the guide had another walk to do straight after … Continue reading

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Tracks of the deer

There was a lot of action around the woods today. Some of it was unfortunate, some of it was just people being busy; preparing for the skiing. At least, I think they were preparing for the skiing. On the flip … Continue reading

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Advantage of a winter watch

I can’t wear watches. Something about me makes them go wacky. Chemical, electrical, spiritual, I have no idea what the cause is, I just can’t wear them. The thing is, I’ve always managed without. Before 2008, I’d look at my … Continue reading

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Snow shoveller

This morning, shortly after the girls had woken me up in order for them to go outside to the loo, I opened the front (back) door to find the steps completely covered with snow. Poor Emma couldn’t work out where … Continue reading

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