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November 2008

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Three weeks and counting…

It doesn’t seem possible that in just three week’s time my new kitchen will be going in, and within four week’s I shall be using it. My new oven – the five burner gas hob, and the solid oak worktops….

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The rich aroma of Christmas

What a warm and comforting feeling it is to go to bed in a house that smells richly of Christmas baking. Somewhere during watching the season opener to Survivors (not sure how I feel about this, it was good enough…

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Stir Up Sunday

According to tonight’s episode of The Archers today was what is known as ‘Stir-up Sunday’, the day when everyone is supposed to make the Christmas cake. I didn’t know this at the time that I stirred up Sunday myself, but…

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House Guests

Sadly, I didn’t quite get round to decorating (or de-blueing) the spare bedroom before their arrival, for this weekend my parents came for a weekend visit and this time they brought Barney along too. We were able to go for…

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Bronze Medal Winners

Abingdon Concert Band had entered, for the first (and scary) time the National Concert Band Festival regional finals. Today was the day for it, and so a particularly cold and bleak and miserable November Sunday we all traipsed up to…

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Visitations IV

Another Saturday comes and another visitor to our new home. This time it is Sue (plus bump), bearing a housewarming present of bulbs for the new garden. Not that it’s the kind of day for Its another cold and wintery…

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The November (writing) meme

1. What was the first thing you ever wrote? A play for my toy theatre. Simply entitled Rome, it was of quite simply epic proportions and included the infamous first line: ‘Sir! Sir! The Goth’s are invading!’ 2. What’s your…

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Visitations III

~ Emma’s best friend, Caroline and her children came to visit us on their way back up north. It was nice to see them and they got to meet the chickens. Sadly they weren’t here for very long but we…

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Decisions, Decisions

~ And back to John Lewis on a Saturday – the novelty is wearing off of our Saturday trips to John Lewis – to see Nick for a final kitchen planning appointment. We review the plans and make a few…

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