Monthly Archives: July 2021

The importance of German sausage

Germany has introduced a scheme for getting people to get jabbed. For everyone who goes for a vaccination, they are giving away a Bratwurst sausage in a roll. The uptake has been astounding. And why not? If I was in … Continue reading

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FREEDOM

At 8am this morning, I took samples from our throats and nostrils then sealed them in small bottles before packing them into mailing envelopes. At 9:19am a courier turned up and took charge of them. At 10:30am, I had a … Continue reading

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Well worth six hours

One of the few things I missed about being here while we were in Sweden, was my kitchen. Not just for the size, though that was something I thought about every time I ran out of counter space. And also … Continue reading

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Dogs, cats and buckets

For quite a few years, I have kept the family files in a digital format. Rather than mountians of paper, I scan most things and store them securely on an external drive that is constantly being backed up. In order … Continue reading

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50 people at an illegal funeral

I am often surprised by the amount of mail that’s waiting for us at home after being away for our usual ten days. However, the six hefty piles waiting for us after nine months was staggering. It took me half … Continue reading

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Back to the new normal

When you’re away from home for around nine months, and you have house minders in, things change. People always have different systems of location and, gradually, things just move about the house. I spent some of today relocating various things. … Continue reading

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The toilet woods and the pee deck

The ferry from the Hook of Holland to Harwich has to go down as one of the best trips I have ever taken. Not because of anything that Stena did directly but because they don’t allow dogs in the cabins … Continue reading

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Men bearing quadruplets on the ferry

Leaving the hotel and joining the queue to board the ferry to Rostock was very easy. It just goes to prove that if you scope it out first and plan ahead, things tend to go smoothly. In fact, someone asked … Continue reading

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A bird shat on me today

Trelleborg is not somewhere I’d recommend for a holiday. It’s basically a ferry port. The second biggest in Sweden, apparently. Because of that, the town has the air of the transient. That’s not surprising when you consider that it was … Continue reading

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From the noisy pits of hell to a quiet corner of heaven

The house we stayed in at Flerohopp was massive. I was talking to the host yesterday, and she said that they were expecting a booking for a kid’s football team numbering 20 people. She told them that there’s only one … Continue reading

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