Monthly Archives: November 2019

Mistaking wasabi for avocado

The last time we went for a UK celebration meal, we discovered the amazing Pulpo in Arlesford. It serves amazing tapas and is very popular. That night we also discovered (but didn’t try) a new Japanese restaurant directly across the … Continue reading

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In the Shadow of the Great War Surrey 1914-1922 – the launch

I started shaving years ago. Okay I’m not very consistent but I do know what I’m doing. Or so I thought. I’m currently engaged in actively shaving every couple of days, a mania that occasionally afflicts me but never lasts, … Continue reading

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Draw me a picture

Ages ago, on the night that signalled the last time I’d attend a live opera screening at our local venue, I was told off for trying to take a photograph of the screen at interval. It was for this blog … Continue reading

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Parking anywhere they want

Currently our local paper is full of stuff about pollution. Our market town is choking on the fumes of the endless streams of cars, trucks, buses and motorbikes almost constantly queuing through it. It feels like a revolution is starting … Continue reading

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Where the wild pumpkins grow

I did get older but I didn’t lose my hair. Of course, it WAS many years ago…what the hell! I’m the age that Paul McCartney sang about. I’m 64 and I don’t care. And not only don’t I care, but … Continue reading

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He’s the type that mother warned us about

This morning I set off for the gym half an hour before Mirinda left for work. I felt sure that she’d overtake me given my less than perfect pace. But she didn’t. She’s come down with a bit of a … Continue reading

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Gaz the idiot

I had such a lovely day planned for myself. Because I was down to read for the Talking Newspaper magazine edition this morning and given Mirinda was working from home, I decided to go the gym first then head for … Continue reading

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Threat of rain fails to appear

While we were in Puglia the clocks went back to normal time. This marks our transition into hygge. As I wrote last week, the table cloth came out and was ceremoniously laid, the candles arranged as randomly as possible and … Continue reading

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Too early!

I was rained on a couple of times today. On the way into Farnham, trolley ready for loading, the rain started halfway there. I hadn’t paid any attention to the weather report I’d heard a number of times and, therefore, … Continue reading

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Fear of the blue

Freya doesn’t really have many faults. Unlike Emma with her high pitched, annoying yap. Freya generally just grumbles gremlin-like rather than giving full voice. And when she does it isn’t as piercing as Emma’s. She has some sort of issue … Continue reading

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