Monthly Archives: January 2019

A day in the country

Today, following the usual shop and Skype, we decided to go out. Given that the DBA paper is taking up a lot of Mirinda’s time, it’s quite a rare thing these days. And the day was so beautiful it would … Continue reading

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Cold, Grim and Tagine

Both of us slept long and deep last night, waking well into the morning. This was only natural given the emotions of yesterday. (Mirinda was so drained she didn’t even notice we travelled across London on the Jubilee Line.) I … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye

Today was Ben’s funeral. We left the flat, caught a bus just at the corner then a train from Stratford to get to Colchester with a massive buffer. Everything was smooth and effort free. Even the taxi from the station … Continue reading

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Mixed bag

We had 15 seconds of snow fall this morning. I was in the Old Rose Room and I happened to look out the window. The snow was falling lightly. The new roof was almost covered. It was extraordinary. I thought … Continue reading

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Not lacking in confidence

Today saw Parliament debate the pros and cons of continuing with the present government. The government managed to remain in place by a mere 19 votes. Which, as many people tried to point out, means there were only 10 votes … Continue reading

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Employing a lack of wisdom

There’s a problem when you ask people something that they know nothing about and yet have an opinion. I do it myself. I hear things about a movie, say, and I have an opinion. It might be that I heard … Continue reading

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Squirrel with a big brain

Yesterday Mirinda bought a squirrel proof bird feeder. She has bought them before but, so far, they pretty much fail after a while. It’s as if the squirrel just keeps trying different strategies until it hits on a successful one. … Continue reading

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Chicken and cheese

It was pretty much just a normal Sunday today. Well, apart from Mirinda asking to be woken up early so she could get some DBA work done before her weekly Skype session. It made little difference to my normal Sunday … Continue reading

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Pork belly bonanza

In Starbucks this morning Elinor asked me if I was doing anything exciting today. I said I was cooking dinner. She said that didn’t sound very exciting. I told her it would take six hours. She maintained it was still … Continue reading

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Another one down

Today I completed Panel Five of the Gostrey Meadow Memorial. I’m now filling in the gaps for the Hale and Wrecclesham monuments. These are not so easy. Late today I spent a lot of time searching in vain for various … Continue reading

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