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May 2008

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Careful of the ants that bite

Em and I were having a nice walk through Burnham Beeches and considering houses. It was at the point when Em had just asked me whether I preferred the house in Spruce Drive or Stratton Audley when my phone rang….

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365 days to the hour…

In exactly one year’s time I shall be standing in front of the registrar in the main room at Craflwyn Hall, waiting for Emma to enter through the double doors and join me down the aisle. In 365 days and…

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The weekend starts here…

The weekend actually started a few hours ago. After work today I nipped home and fed the cats and then, skiving off band for the night, headed off down to see Em. She gave me a couple more presents –…

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Happy Birthday to Me!

A nice sunny day for it, for this, my birthday. People are so kind – I got up (on time, for a change) and had a nice leisurely breakfast. I opened my cards which have numbered the most ever for…

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Hold the front page!

On Friday I mentioned that there were two articles of interest on the front page of my local paper. The online version of this paper seems to be a tad slow on being updated, but today I have managed to…

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Seven years of growth

I’ve forgotten what I was actually looking for on my computer now, but I ended up finding photographs from 2001 on my computer. There aren’t many as its from my pre-digital age and so all my photographs are in packets…

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The fifteen minute hour

1. My new barbeque says that is should take just 15 minutes to assemble. Now, normally I’m pretty good with diy and practitcal-type projects, but this one had me beaten. All the parts and screws are assigned codes (which are…

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Productivity is what you need

Last night I never really got round to having dinner. In order to save time today I made sure I cleaned my house last night, and by the time I finished I really wasn’t all that hungry, so I just…

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Pre-birthday surprises

1. I got home from work today to a selection of mail. In the process of opening them, one with a ‘Persephone Books’ stamp on the front, I noticed the hand handwritten note on the reverse: four your birthday. So…

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Am I weird?

So it’s grey, and cold, and dark and miserable? So why is that I find myself inspired with creativity? I’m fired with so many images and ideas for my novel it’s untrue. Am I so very weird for loving this…

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Yuck, yuck, yuckity-yuck!

So rain was always on the forecast for today, so I was always planning to get the bus. That said, when I was getting up, the weather actually looked okay-ish, an I was halfway tempted to cycle it. By the…

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Stupid! *grins*

It appears that I left the cat flap unlocked last night. Are Bella and Arthur a bit stupbid (sic.) or what? To my knowledge they have spent all of last night tucked up in the house as if the outside…

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A nice man has just got my business

I’m looking into fitting glass doors to the bottom shelfs of my three bookshelfs. Remembering how the one that I had when I was ‘ickle worked I wanted to do this myself by getting some glass doors cut and then…

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Things To Do

In no particular order… Attack ground elder with vigour Dig up, and pot up snowdrops, primoses, and (after flowering) bluebells Sort out excess kitchen crockery &c. Sort through understairs cupboard Weed pots on patio Sort through contents of bottom of…

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Proactive Step

This weekend has been a quiet one; a not unwelcome change after the action of the last. We had a nice walk in Stoke Wood amongst the new season’s leaves and bluebells before retiring to the garden (if mostly under…

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The Cutest Old House…

We have just been to look at the cutest old house ever. It’s a little two-bedroom cottage of Cotswold stone, south-east facing big, walled garden, and situated in the centre of Bicester. The downside of it is that being in…

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