Category Archives: everyday life

DIY

I got around to installing additional star locks on our patio doors (compliance with insurance).  Very pleased with my precision in fitting the first one.  Nice to work on decent quality FSC wood.  Shut the door to find the precise … Continue reading

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Shropshire, more films and the Mid-Staffs Scandal

Yes, this post will go all over the place, like I did this week….. A short midweek break at Bishop’s Castle, a quaint but real town in Shropshire.  The Border country where Saxon and Welsh place names mix (along with … Continue reading

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The first day of spring?

A beautiful day, almost like Spring.  I hitched a lift to Tatton and cycled back – first ‘rural ride’ of the year (now there”s an idea – re-doing Cobbett by bike).  From there via Rostherne to Dunham and from there … Continue reading

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Horse Flesh

I used to have an imaginary dog, called Horse Flesh.  I was about 40 when we got him.  Cheap to look after and no mess, and he was just the dog you wanted him to be.  Not that I like … Continue reading

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Mending clothes

On the way to Making Another World Real:  Latin America Today on 26 Jan, as I got on the tram money fell out of my trousers, one of 2 pairs of very nice green corduroys bought in Valencia back in … Continue reading

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