Monthly Archives: February 2022

In need of a broom

After the excitement and adventure of the last couple of days, this morning life returned to normal. Following the usual walk into town to shop, and a latte at Starbucks, it was back home to potter around. Mirinda had the … Continue reading

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Y nant yn yr awyr

It seems that Australia is undergoing something of a deluge at the moment. Judging by the video clips that Mirinda received from Fi and Bob, both Queensland and New South Wales are in Noah territory with psychquatic rainstorms filling drains, … Continue reading

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Too posh for fish

We were a bit worried abut staying in Wrexham after the various stories regarding their fans beating up away fans. I thought I was going to get a taste of the real football hooliganism of the 1980’s. Nicktor and I … Continue reading

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But I don’t mind some seed-cake, if you have any

Mirinda has always wanted to try seed cake. Well, ever since she read about Bilbo Baggins having some. So, when we invited Sue over for a return afternoon tea, and she volunteered to make the cake, Mirinda ‘suggested’ Sue make … Continue reading

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Gaz, the stand-in

As part of our new veggie meals twice a week, regime, I keep trying new recipes, just to keep things fresh. I do get worried that Mirinda will get bored with my meals if I repeat anything too often. Though, … Continue reading

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There is no vaccine for war

As my groceries were being checked out in Waitrose, a young chap was fretting. He was concerned about the forthcoming war between Russia and Ukraine. He seemed to be worried that he’d be ‘called up’. I should add that he … Continue reading

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22022022

It is sometimes a very difficult being a football fan. When your team plays an appalling game against poor opposition, for instance. Like tonight at the Rec. Aldershot were playing Dover but it could just as easily have been United … Continue reading

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The Demon of Mafeking

Before tonight, I hadn’t heard of armoured trains. They were used in 1899 at the beginning of the Boer War, particularly in and around Mafeking. They were like a combination of tank and soldier transport. Given the extent of the … Continue reading

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When Mirinda’s away

I can’t remember the first time I had grilled sardines. I want to say it was in Naples with the Weasels, but this could be wrong. I’ve eaten a lot of different food in a lot of different places and … Continue reading

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24

On 19 February 1998, we arrived at Heathrow airport, a couple of Australians looking to see if we could make it in the UK. While we had no idea what we were doing at the start, 24 years later, we’re … Continue reading

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