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An unachieving kind of day

I thought that today might be a productive kind of day. Emma had to go to work this morning and then be on call for the rest of the weekend, so it was always going to be the quieter kind…

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A Busy, Productive and Weird Weekend

It’s been somewhat of a weird weekend. Emma’s been working, and when I say working, I mean really working. Not just the Saturday morning and the little bit of on call, but like multiple call outs. Today, I think, she…

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Out with the new; In with the old

One of the upsides of the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano eruption and the resulting ash cloud has been a cloudless sky, devoid of any vapour trails. Saturday began with a trip into Headington to collect 1920’s original fireplace from Nicola. Having just…

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Fruits of the year

The impetus for me to write here, and now, in these pages with an entry that spans more than (or a collection of ideas, each of) 140 characters or less, came when I was stood in the kitchen basting the…

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Productively tired: so, so tired

~ After the more relaxing day of yesterday I have been busy, very busy. The garage needs a proper sort out; it keeps on getting out of control. And today I gave it the part one of that treatment. It…

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Dappled sunlight through leafy canopies

~ It’s been gorgeously sunny weather today. After a much-needed lay in we got up leisurely before heading out to Bicester town to buy vegetables from the market stall. There happened ot be an Italian market in the street too,…

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The Bank Holiday Weekend (Part I)

It doesn’t seem like yesterday that we headed off down to the New Forest (with Grannie on board) for a weekend in the New Forest; it seems like much longer. We’ve had such a lovely time, arriving in time for…

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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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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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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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The Weekend Plan

Partly in a response to a resupply request of some Electronic Deliverables made by TechBooks in which, in additon to supplying them to the ftp site they sent me a copy of the file: mnr_v0_i0_aor_g9E7B1C7A-0716-4F26-B756-B5B2788E7562.go with the message: p.s.: Although…

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Death and the bifrost

Despite my best efforts, and getting up at a reasonable time both on Saturday and Sunday, it seems thawt I am not going to finish The Novel this weekend. Thawt’s not to say that I am not close. Very close….

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Yesterday’s News

Despite the mild annoyance of broken digiboxes and middle-of-the-night-pukings, yesterday was actually a good day. In the morning, I headed off to Abingdon for a spot of swimming. I upped my lap total to 44 lengths in c. 50 minutes,…

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Autumn foraging

Had a most enjoyable and relaxing weekend, down in a ‘retreat’ that I know of in the New Forest *grins* – agreeable host and hostess and very cuddly dog Barney and cat Bramble. Pepper went with me, and the sun…

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