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Curious pigeon

The window cleaner came today. He climbed up onto the roof of the extension and, in less than an hour, I could see through the roof lantern again. A vast improvement. While Paul the Window Cleaner made all our glass … Continue reading

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Fear of gridlines

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before, but Day-z is frightened of the terrace tiles. From the start, she’s gone out of her way to skirt the edges, walking only on the concrete base. This has suddenly become impossible … Continue reading

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Gardening at last

I should mention that Dave the Builder has gone away to France for a couple of weeks. For that reason, I’m going over to the house every day. Just to keep an eye on things and be on hand for … Continue reading

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The Emperor

Our hotel in Beijing doesn’t have room numbers. Instead, each room is named after a Chinese emperor. We are in the Shun Zhi room, very nicely on the ground floor. Very nicely, because there’s no lift in this four storey … Continue reading

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