Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas cold

Mirinda has her usual festive snuffles but we’re working at eradicating them before Sunday. So today she took things easy. Mind you, that didn’t mean she didn’t work. It meant she didn’t work as hard or as long as usual. … Continue reading

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About the house

The thing with having Mirinda at home over the Christmas period is the number of house jobs she finds me to do. It’s remarkable. Of course it could be just the accumulated unstarted jobs from the previous 12 months…I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Angelic Alton?

This sign greeted me as I left Farnham Station this evening. I have no idea what it’s supposed to mean… While cute, it’s rather odd. [BREAKING NEWS: It seems that South West Trains has changed a whole bunch of station … Continue reading

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Never in Green Acres

Another discarded shopping list, this time with a bit of added information. Zsa Zsa Gabor died today. She was 99 and had been married 8.5 times. She said she was an excellent house keeper. When she got divorced she always … Continue reading

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To market, to market

Next year marks 200 years since the death of Jane Austen. Given she died in Winchester, a special monument has been erected opposite the house she lived in at the end. We saw it today when we drove down to … Continue reading

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188 to Russell Square

Emma Hamilton (1765-1815) was an amazing woman and I won’t hear a word said against her. Before today I would have said she was simply the woman who became Horatio Nelson’s lover but now, thanks to the fantastic exhibition at … Continue reading

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The process defaults to fear

I was discussing the stupidity of slavishly following a process with Mirinda this afternoon. This morning I heard a couple of business types in Starbucks discussing a work issue and one of them said “…the process defaults to fear…” which, … Continue reading

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Tea and stickies

Here’s a panno of the Queen’s Bottom… We went for an early walk this morning because I was heading off for the museum at lunch time for a Christmas treat. Of course, being away for so long in the afternoon … Continue reading

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Grim weather

Today, weatherwise, it was decidedly awful. There was one moment of brightness when the clouds went wherever clouds go and the sun made an appearance very low on the horizon but that was very short-lived. I know because it was … Continue reading

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Lots of goals

Nicktor and I headed over to the Rec tonight to watch Aldershot replay East Thurrock United (Essex) in the Buildbase FA Trophy. This should not be confused with the FA Cup. In fact it was created in order for non-league … Continue reading

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