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Week Thirty-Six: 2022 – Just One Last Thing

This week has been about the Quilt show, one way or another, so I thought I’d finish with this. It’s a twelve foot square panel that had to be laid on the lawn and was tricky to photograph. Can you … Continue reading

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Once A Lawyer…

I was accused the other day of ‘still being a lawyer’ even though my official retirement from that career was umpteen years ago. I gave it some thought and realised the evidence is plain. Here are 15 reasons why you … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Monarchy

The death of one monarch and the accession of the next inevitably triggers a pause for thought. Several thoughts. Most immediately, why did I feel emotional at different points over the last few days? I’ve never been an ardent monarchist; … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Five : 2022

Well that was a week of 2 halves. I was sitting in my seat at the Oval cricket ground watching the rain pulse down when the news began to filter through of the Queen’s failing health. By the time play … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Rain

The flowers, a riot of colours, Crinkle wrapped, Sit sentinel, gently rotting in the sun As a curtain of rain squalls across the tarmac, Pixelating the blossoms to abstract. Eyes turn skyward, Anticipating the rainbow, Mirroring the display, Now dank, … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Four: 2022

We ended the week in Suffolk, spending time around Southwold and enjoying the sea and the sunshine. Everywhere is as parched as London, though as with my apples at home, this year’s fruit crops seem to be excellent. The blackberries … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Three: 2022

I think this year is going to be a good year for apples. We have a magnificent bramley which gives us, in a good year, about 800 apples plus two eaters. These haven’t been great croppers over the last five … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Two: 2022

We entered the week feeling grotty. Nothing on the LTFs but still the symptoms felt more covidy than cold. We may never know. Anyway, by Monday, I was feeling more perky, so much so that I dragged out the vacuum. … Continue reading

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How to choose a name #dog #memories

How do you chose a name? Mine was apparently after Geoffrey Chaucer the medieval English author (my mother, pretentious… you could say) and my brother after our grandparents (Christian and surnames). We just went with what we liked except… both … Continue reading

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Week Thirty-Two: 2022

It’s been a grotty end to the week. I’ve been coping with some sort of summer cold which, coupled with the heat has led to some very uncomfortable days and nights. I took a lateral flow but no evidence of … Continue reading

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