Monthly Archives: July 2020

Once learnt, not forgotten

In 1973 I went on a school excursion to Bali. It was for 12 days and included a group of various aged Penrith High School students and three teachers. It’s one of my favourite memories. My first time on a … Continue reading

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Too soon to hope?

One of lifes simpler pleasures, for me anyway, is sitting on a bench, on the way home from Waitrose, and having a little read. Of course that rather depends on the weather but if the sky is blue and the … Continue reading

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No fear? Hardly!

One of the big reasons put forward for not doing anything constructive about Climate Change is the adverse effect it would have on the economy. Loss of businesses, jobs, people crying about the end of Capitalism as we know it, … Continue reading

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They went mad for my cauliflower

I have to say, in glorious retrospect, that my Middle Eastern mezze lunch was a success. That could have had something to do with our guests as well as the food. The many dishes were demolished with all the gusto … Continue reading

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In preparation

The Friday before a Saturday banquet is always, pretty much, taken up with preparation. Obviously, there’s also quite a few washing up sessions and general housework but, when push comes to shove, it’s mostly food preparation. Because I was making … Continue reading

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Slow and steady is the Test cricket way

Way back in February, another lifetime ago, Dawn and I went for lunch at The Lost Boy, a relatively new restaurant in Farnham. We thought it was excellent and I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to go back, for dinner, … Continue reading

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Is the blue house turning red?

In Bristol this morning an audacious plan came to fruition. The plinth that once held a statue of slave owner and trader Edward Colston became home to a wonderful statue of Jen Reid. Her iconic image was flashed around the … Continue reading

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Dead cat Tuesday

This morning I woke to the news that our government has decided that from Friday July 24 it will be mandatory for people to wear face coverings in shops and supermarkets. This from a government which is actively trying to … Continue reading

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Shirley has a little yellow flower

Often of a Sunday, I’ll ask Mirinda what she fancies for dinner on Monday and Tuesday so I can plan my shopping ahead of Monday morning. Sometimes she can’t make up her mind so I just choose something I haven’t … Continue reading

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Pot corral

Before Mirinda decided she really needed a greenhouse, she started to build up quite an impressive collection of plastic pots. They were leftover from the many trips to the garden centre, originally filled with bedding plants for the most part. … Continue reading

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