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December 2008

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On the fifteenth day of advent

~ And so the day has come for our kitchen to be installed. Our appliances arrive good and early (one advantage for being out of John Lewis’ High Wycombe area) although we do subsequently discover that the hob and sink…

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On the fourteenth day of advent

This morning has been manic, really manic. Helen and Nick kindly agreed to help Em and I as we boxed up our kitchen and turned the dining room into a makeshift servery for breakfast, lunch and takeaways. It took longer…

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On the twelfth day of advent

Leaving work today, I met up with Em and her sister in Blackwells and we wandered amongst the Christmas lights of Oxford and we did some festive shopping and bought traditionally over the top decorations for our first cake. Then…

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On the eleventh day of advent

When at full strength there now seems to be an amazing twelve flautists in our band. This month’s concert should therefore stand as a watchword that one shouldn’t take lots of flutes for granted, for worryingly at tonight’s rehearsal there…

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On the ninth day of advent

~ It was a cold cycle into Oxford this morning but I so, so glad that I did it. I feel fresh and awake and altogether good. And yes, possibly a little cold around the edges… 🙂 ~ Today is…

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On the seventh day of advent

‘Twas a cold and frosty morn, today. Actually, it was pretty much cold and frosty all day. Even so, after Em got back from veterinary duties in the morning, we headed out for a nice walk on a slippery Brill…

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On the sixth day of advent

~ Dave The Kitchen Fitter came to see us yesterday evening for a site visit. With our new kitchen just one week away, whilst Em went into work, I set to dismantling the kitchen and de-tiling the kitchen. I had…

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A stone’€™s throw

I found this story about Suffolk coastal erosion interesting because this stretch of coast is one of my most favourite places in the country with some extremely fond memories. It’s also the scene of my earliest distressing memories. When going…

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On the fifth day of advent

Thanks to Jane for linking me to this review of the state of fantasy film adaptations. It’s an interesting article, but one that leaves me in two minds. On the one hand I would like there to be more film…

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On the fourth day of advent

Our Christmas tree is up! Our first tree which is a fusion of Emma’s trees and mine of recent years, is up and decorated and looking mighty special. When we thought about this before the event, I think both of…

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On the third day of advent

I don’t know whether you’ve seen this programme, but Wild About Your Garden is brilliant. Bloody brilliant. 🙂 Kind of like Ground Force for people who dislike decking, but love birds.

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