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Monday in London

Mirinda had Book Group today so I travelled up to Canary Wharf to clean the flat. She was involved in a bit of a race to finish the book (something dull about Brazil in the early 19th century) but managed … Continue reading

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Pamela

Mirinda had book group today so she was lucky enough to witness, first hand, the joy of having builders in the house. Carl, unexpectedly, turned up first. He added a weather seal and strip for the laundry door. He also … Continue reading

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Mirinda had her Book Group today but then, rather than return to us, she went off to a residential dinner. It was her college residential and she had to give a talk. When I say ‘her college residential’ I mean … Continue reading

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Temporary abode

Mirinda was supposed to have a book group meeting today to discuss 18th century poetry. Unfortunately, Chawton House Library had a flooded driveway with access limited to boats and seals. It was, therefore, cancelled. So, rather than waste a holiday, … Continue reading

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Don’t mention the Ashes

Joan Fontaine died today. I had no idea she was still alive. She was 96…which is a pretty good innings. Of course Radio 4 had a lot of stuff on about her today, including her famous feud with her sister, … Continue reading

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Substituting curry paste

Something that really annoys me is when supermarkets print recipes that feature particular branded products. You try the recipe and it’s delicious so you add it to your repertoire. Then, the next time you decide to make it, you go … Continue reading

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The hedge bed – year 2

Mirinda had Book Group today so she spent the morning working on her doctorate while I attacked the hedge bed weeds. During our Oz trip, the bind weed was very busy, entangling the clematis and euphorbia and generally creating a … Continue reading

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Council splash

Mirinda had her book group today. She’s just finished reading a strange, Gothic novel called Zofloya published in 1805 and written by Charlotte Dacre. An odd book with an anti-heroine as the main character. I was scheduled to attend another … Continue reading

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Viewing times

We had our first viewing on Friday (“Sorry, the house is too small and we really, really need something bigger than a doll’s house“) and our second today (haven’t heard any feedback yet). It’s quite odd knowing people have wandered … Continue reading

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