Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tall ship

Today was one of those Mondays. The kind where I travel up to Canary Wharf to clean the flat. Imagine my joy when I spotted this little beauty docked at South Quay. I only had my phone with me so … Continue reading

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Preparing for Bob

Most of today was spent waiting for Bob. He was due to arrive at 15:45. And he did. In fact his plane was actually early. He’d flown from Munich where he’d arrived from Vancouver after leaving Portland quite a while … Continue reading

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14 £1 coins

What a brilliant night! One I’ve been looking forward to for quite a few months. One of the societies I am a member of is the Society for Nautical Research (SNR)…for obvious reasons. Every year they have an annual dinner … Continue reading

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Neeps and tatties

In 1790, a Scottish banker called Patrick Miller, sent King Gustav III of Sweden, a big, beefy boat (it was quite clearly a ship but I rather like the alliteration). This ship was called The Experiment and was built in … Continue reading

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Ground control to Gravy Tim

Today was my second Haslemere edition of the Talking Newspaper in a row. The poor listeners had to put up with me again. This was particularly obvious when I read the What’s On section. Very dull! Regardless, it was a … Continue reading

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Emma Day

Today our beautiful Emma turned two. To celebrate, I went up to town for Date Night while she stayed at home and bit through the new trellis then proceeded to rip apart the doggie door. Of course, being in London … Continue reading

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Raindrops on Freya

Shortly after opening my eyes this morning, I was sat before my laptop creating the images for the glass panels in the library-to-come. Working through blearly eyes, I managed to combine three drawings with frames, making them all the actual … Continue reading

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My wife’s gardener

On the way back from shopping and walking Mirinda to the station, I managed to get a photo of the front of the ex-Colony – the sun was behind some rather thick clouds. This shows, much better than the photo … Continue reading

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Village gardens

Today we popped up to Crondall to check out their open gardens. This was in spite of the almost continuous rain we had today. In fact, as we neared the village Max was drenched in what can only be described … Continue reading

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Love and Friendship

We went to the pictures tonight. Very rare. Mirinda suddenly announced she’d like to go and see the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Lady Susan called Love and Friendship. It’s one of the books Jane wrote when she was quite … Continue reading

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