Category Archives: miscellany

And So It Ends… And Begins #garden #growth

Yesterday the Lad and I did a lot of tidying up as a change from digging… That will continue as I clean the slope of weeds as best I can. As we pulled leaves out of corners and cut back … Continue reading

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Pettifore And The Duster Of Doom #writephoto

Pettifore Ptarmigan entered adulthood on the 27th February via a set of steps and a badly painted door. He knew he was finally a grown up because the crowd in the small poorly lit room – which oddly smelt of … Continue reading

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An Ancient Mariner's Garden

November wasn’t soooo bad but this December has been a case of water water everywhere…. Of course that was inevitable, wasn’t it? Because the Textiliste and I decided that we’d do some reorganisation. We have one very long bed, always … Continue reading

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If Only… #writephoto

If Only…. #writephoto Hieronymus Hampton settled behind the ancient desk and rubbed a cautious finger across the much scored beading. So many great men and a few women had sat here, he mused, and now him. Prime Minister. It had … Continue reading

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The Bona Innocence Of Youth – Polari and The BBC

As a child, Sundays had a certain set piece feel to them. A roast lunch for sure. For some years the Archaeologist and I were dispatched to the local Sunday school at a Methodist Church in Upper Caterham where I … Continue reading

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Murder Mystery – The Definitive How-To (Not)

Every Christmas time my family and a close set of friends get together for a large meal and then lots of ridiculous games. This has been going on without a break for twelve years at least and mostly ends up … Continue reading

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Singing Till The Sky Screams #writephoto

Harrison Harris pulled at the straps of his overalls and sucked on his pipe. ‘Nasty,’ he opined. Mrs Jepson-Soffit folded her arms tighter across her chest causing her bosoms to wonder, not for the first time if they had chosen … Continue reading

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