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March 2008

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All Change

I’ve been slowly running out of work over the last couple of weeks, so today I was left to tidy up a few ends and write some handover notes and submit my last timesheet before leaving my job in Academic…

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One Interview…

It always is the case, these days, that the more Em and I have the best of weekends, and the longer that we are together, then the harder it is the day after. Today has been a struggle. And then…

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Corfe, Swanage and the Seaside

What better to do on an Easter Monday, but a family outing to the seaside? We set off to Studland Beach by way of the chain ferry in Poole. From there we went to Corfe, and its castle with walls…

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Easter Sunday Hibernation

Snow on Easter Sunday? Sadly, it was not proper, decent snow to have fun in as other parts of the country have had. We woke up to a slushy, drizzly snow – the kind of snow to hibernate i. And…

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Surreal Cinema

A surreal experience came that evening when we all returned to Salisbury that evening to see The Other Boleyn Girl. To begin with Em and I got ourselves into hysterics before the film had begun when Em pointed out the…

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Shopping Seduction

I needed a new waterproof jacket, and Emma wanted to see a bit more of Salisbury (or was it that I wanted to show it to her?), and so it was that we headed into town after breakfast. In the…

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Weirdness?!!

posted a chart of her favourite songs today. I don’t think I have a favourite song per se, it changes too often. But right now, but for the last six months or so, one of my favourite songs has been…

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Death of a Genius

It’s a sad, sad day. Aged 54, Anthony Minghella has died. Such a fantastic talent, cut short. He will of course be remembered for Emma’s favourite film, The English Patient, but everything he touched seemed to turn to gold (okay,…

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Life is what happens to you…

1. Today I’ve been driving Hopcroft Holt’s shiny red Citroen C1 today, which is a ‘boy’s car’ if ever there was one – it’s a bit like a drink’s can really! My car seems to have an oil leak, so…

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Beautiful villages and Barn Owls

My mood is so much better. I didn’t touch the A34 today. Instead, I headed off via country lanes to check out houses in villages. First on my list was Elm Cottage in Blackthorn. Very charming house, but the village…

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Frustration and Rudeness

I cycled further into town after work this afternoon, however have failed to buy the necessary refills for my photograph albums. I then went in search of a new waterproof, but wasn’t in a good enough mood to make the…

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Postcards from France

I spent most of the morning cleaning my house, so that it would be all ready for its viewing tomorrow. Then I had my lunch – salmon fillet and vegetables, before changing into my concert garb and heading out to…

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Unexpected

Emma has just arrived. 🙂 I wasn’t expecting her until the concert tomorrow night, but whilst on the bus back from Oxford I had a text message. She’s been really missing me. By the time I had driven back home…

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Weird reminiscences

I’ve just heard my Gran talk! An aside to this should be that I only have one Granpa left, so to hear my Gran talk is somewhat surprising. I’m listening to my mp3 player, and this morning whilst scrolling through…

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Cookery cheatery

Have just watched the first part of Delia’s new, self-titled, cookery series focussing on how to cheat at cookery, because a bit of cheating in our busy live is actually go. It was interesting, and recipes scrummy, but I did…

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