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The calm after the storm

The calm after the storm

So, after much media hype the storm to end all storms (as it was billed) proved to be somewhat disapointing. It seems odd to say something that wasn’t as devastating as it could have been is disappointing. Please don’t think…

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Straw Lamb

It’s a blustery afternoon, too wet for gardening, so instead I set about finishing up this year’s jam making: today, strawberry jam – my favourite. Further to my experiences with the raspberry jam the other day, I make it in…

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Momentary Relief

Finally we get rain; not much rain but some rain. I got the washing in, and then returned to the patio, outstretched my arms and felt the large, warm, droplets of water on my face. Bliss! It’s enough to make…

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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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The Wild and The Wet

Yesterday was threatening. Today, the rain and the wind and dark swept in. I don’t think it has got light all day. Umm… I bussed it to work today it was so bleak and foreboding and dark and wet. Now…

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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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Tricked!

All I can say is, it had better rain this afternoon – say between 4 and 5 o’clock! I say this, not because I want it to rain but because I don’t want my feelings of being tricked by the…

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Mixed up

It’s warm today, and I feel a bit stuffy and sticky in my sweater. Yesterday I had a thinner shirt on, which is weird because yesterday it was freezing. It’s all the wrong way out.

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Bloomin’ Cold

It’s a beautiful day out there, but by heck it’s cold. It was a nice cycle ride though, into work, even if my tootsies were frozen upon arrival. And my tummy seems to be a little bit flatter – or…

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The wedding; the Cash

Snow! It’s hypnotic, snow in headlights as Emma and I drove in convoy through High Wycombe after dinner and budget discussions with her parents. Kind of an awkward experience, it does sound like we can have enough for the non-fussy…

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It’s all in the name

Whilst my heart goes out to all those affected by this weekend’s flooding, one has to think that you should not be surprised when flood plains flood. After all, the event is there in the name isn’t it? I also…

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Dark and inspirational

Yught! I woke the sound of rain – heavy rain, and decided, considering the forecast to ditch my normal, trust two wheels and bus it from the park & ride. I think I’ve made the right decision. We’re sinking into…

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Crossing the Quad: Changeable

The water filter here in the H215 corridor is out of action today (the lights on, but no water comes out) so I’ve had to cross quad to the canteen to get my pint of water. Warm and sunny one…

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Sheltering under bus stops

1. At about 3.30 this afternoon it absolutely pissed it down with rain, and my heart sank. By 4 o’clock though it had cleared up to a mild drizzle, and there was even a wee bit of blue sky visible…

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The blustery day (reprise)

1. Yes, dear readers Britain has once again been ravaged by storms. And yes it has been very bad in places (did anyone see the footage of that aeroplane trying to take off from Birmingham airport?), but like all of…

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The blustery day

1. Got woken at 3 o’clock this morning by wind – no blustery gales – and I’m sure rain. However later on, the lake outside my house had gone down a bit, so I don’t know. At the Green Road…

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