Monthly Archives: August 2021

Assisting in a bit of research

I have been trying to dig up some information about an admiral. His name was Thomas Bladen Capel and he was Commander in Chief at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1848 as well as being best buds with Nelson. He was at … Continue reading

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Keeping Farnham clean and tidy

I have been a more or less regular visitor at the hairdresser ever since reaching the point in my life when I had control over my hair. I have gone through the booking an appointment in advance process, blocking out … Continue reading

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A day, mostly spent writing

We had a lovely visit from Sue today. She wanted to hear about Sweden, so we regaled her with talk of lakes and forests and the deciphering of foods. Mirinda also showed her lots of photos. Possibly the most important … Continue reading

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Frank’s ability to navigate is hampered by sleep

And so, the long j0urney south began almost immediately after breakfast and Steve from Number 11’s seven mile run up then downhill. For reasons known only to Frank, he decided he was sitting in the front seat. According to the … Continue reading

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Yorky Pete packs a punch

It would be fair to say that today, Mr Tickle found the cricket far from thrilling. Quite apart from his moaning about how boring it was, he seems to have missed some of it. Mind you, just before this photograph … Continue reading

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Socially dysfunctional Frank

And so begins another weekend of sport. A weekend of test cricket with uneven brackets of rugby league and football either side. In the car were Nicktor (driving), Steve from number 11 (navigating), Mr Tickle being annoying and, of course, … Continue reading

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Andrew and glasses

Freya finished her season last week just after Emma started hers. Last time they were at the same time. This overlap is annoying. Effectively, a season lasts almost twice as long as it should. While this ‘double season’ affects us, … Continue reading

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Amanda and buns

One of my favourite discoveries in Sweden was the cardamom bun. I tried them all over the place. While they varied, they were all delicious. I may have become a bit addicted to them. Mirinda said I should try making … Continue reading

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Trip to the Wharf

I was talking to Alice in Starbucks this morning about remembering names. She said she was terrible. If she had multiple orders for the same person and she wrote the name on the first cup, by the time she’d passed … Continue reading

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Return to Wheatley Lane

Back in 2012, almost to the day, we visited the garden at Wheatley House. That day, nine years ago, there was a lot of road work going on, with numerous, complex diversions in place. Today, for our first NGS garden … Continue reading

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