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September 2008

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Random Calling

Okay, that is weird. I just got myself into bed and our phone rang. What the? I think, but we’re not connected yet! It was just the one ring and no message left, but I try dialing my mobile and…

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William Returns

After the hard work of unpacking box after box after box over the last few days, we had finally reached the point of having dining room, a dining table, and space to sit around it. That, at least, was before….

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Leaving home (with resignation)

I really didn’t want to come to work today. I wanted to stay at home and unpack, and get myself sorted. Still, just six and a half hours to go and I can attack those book boxes and get them…

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Visitations

A second night passes in our new home, and a second morning comes. Today we had our first visitors in the form of my mum and dad, lending their hands to help unpack, make sense of the kitchen and put…

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Dinner at Junction 10

And so it came to pass that some things must come to their end. Today was just such a day for the built-in wardrobes to the master bedroom. Or at least for some of them… Whilst Emma started work downstairs…

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The Move (Part 2)

Well, we’re in. We’re surrounded by boxes – in fact we can’t move for boxes – but we’re in. I don’t think I ever really grasped just how much stuff I have. But I do have a lot of stuff….

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The Move (Part 1)

What started as a carefully planned operation fell at the first hurdle. We got up bright and early headed on down the motorway to Emma’s old house only to get stuck on the A404 for far too long before we…

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The Evil in People

Okay, the sad tale of William Jefferys gets worse and worse. It seems that his injuries are most likely to have been caused by (illegal since 1953) gin traps. One of Emma’s colleagues who used to live in Caversfield and…

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The Good and The Bad

The Bad: I am cold and shivery and have a voice like a dying frog. 🙁 The Good: In 8 months time, it shall be my wedding day. Actually, in exactly 8 months I shall be married. 🙂

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The Best and Worst of Days

Today has been awful. Em has been understandably bereft about the loss of her William, and I have realised just how much I do now love her cats just as much as my own. I’ve also come down with the…

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A House full of Washing

At least it has been sunny today, and we’ve been able to get much of the washing through, even if the house and garden does resemble a Chinese laundry. We’ve registered William as lost and stuck posters up around the…

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Crushing End

Our relaxing end to our holiday in Snowdonia, during which time we built over 17 metres of drystone wall, came to an abrupt end this afternoon. We had pottered down out of the mountains, stopping for lunch, now traditionally, at…

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Unbroken

Okay, so the symbol of my most romantic of gestures broke a few week’s ago. Upon investigation to get it fixed it turns out that its not that the 18 carat white gold from Ernest Jones is actually not that…

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Namibia, here we come…

Our honeymoon is booked. 27 May to 10 June 2009, we shall be touring Namibia on our bespoke holiday courtesy of James at Audley Travel. It will be the biggest holiday of my life!

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Three Legs Are Better Than Two

On Saturday, we discovered the tiny-on-the-outside-but-labyrinthine-on-the-inside joy that is Lissetters in the King’s End part of Bicester. We actually discovered it last Monday, when on leaving the Swan Inn we saw the most fabulous oak bed in the window. When…

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Home Alone

I am home alone. I saw Emma (very briefly) between work and going out for she has gone to try on wedding dresses with her Mum and sister. It’s the first time since Em moved with me almost two months…

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Autumn Magic

I’ve been bussing it from the Park&Ride this week. Walking down Little Clarendon Street, with the first of the fallen leaves blowing in the gutter and the light of the day still washed out by early morning, autumn works its…

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Exchanged!

I’ve just had the call. My solicitor has informed me that we have now exchanged contracts. We are all set to complete on Friday 26 September. I am so relieved, not because I thought it wouldn’t happen, but because until…

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The September Meme: To Be Read

Philip Pullman has listed his favourite books. It’s a bit of fun really, but it does bring to mind the basis for a meme. So… 1) Look at the list and bold those you have read. 2) Italicize those you…

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