Tag Archives: Girls & Guitars

Auctionhouse action

Years ago, when we ran the theatre company, a few of us attended an auction of theatrical costumes. Beth, our fabulous wardrobe mistress and designer was there, lending our excursion an air of authority. We spent a reasonable amount and … Continue reading

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Avoiding witches

Dave and Carl called around first thing this morning. Actually Carl turned up first and set to work immediately filling and oiling the picture rail. By the time he’d given it two coats, it matched the rest of the oak … Continue reading

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We haven’t been to Girls & Guitars for ages so, when we saw it was on this week, we leapt in and bought a couple of tickets. And talk about value; rather than the usual one girl, there were two. … Continue reading

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The Old Rose Room

And so it is finished. David finished at around 2pm, I paid him and he started an early weekend. I think it looks fantastic. The colour isn’t quite accurate on here but it’s close. Now we need to buy some … Continue reading

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Russell Crowe

Today, at lunch, I was unexpectedly joined by a chap from Perth. There were very few spare seats in the museum restaurant and, seeing as I worked there, he asked if he could share my table. I naturally said yes … Continue reading

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Lifeboats and love songs

Today I have two little history gems to impart. The first involves lifeboats and those that made them. Henry Greathead was a boat builder in Yarmouth. One evening in 1798, the Adventure struck rocks and, although the entire town came … Continue reading

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Government madness

There are some things I have to research at work that tend to drive me a bit mad. On the whole I don’t mind and, in fact, the most important criteria is that it’s different to the last thing I … Continue reading

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Snow day for work!

Last night we had another fall of snow. Mirinda spotted it first in Canary Wharf on her way home from work. She said it looked lovely, falling through the street lights. Later in the night, I let the dogs out … Continue reading

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Argentina

Tonight we went to the Maltings for our monthly dose of a girl and her guitar. This month it was Karina Vismara, Argentinian born but grew up in England. Actually I thought she was Spanish…which is pretty close culturally but … Continue reading

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Welcome to Robotville

There is a temporary exhibition space at the Science Museum which, most of the time I’ve been there, has either been empty or hired out for a corporate event. I walk through the space from the control room to the … Continue reading

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