Summer 2018

Posted By on 24th September 2018

Those of you who know me will probably be aware by now that Peter passed away last week. I had already prepared this post, so it seems a shame to waste it.

He put his heart and soul into making ‘Grassy Bottom’ a special place both inside and out. I dedicate this website to him. I don’t know when I’ll be back.

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Never Let It Be Said – – –

Posted By on 17th September 2018

Regular readers may remember a few months ago when I wrote about buying two new vacuum cleaners. Well I’m afraid the dream of being 25 with a loft apartment and a perfect husband has gone rather sour since then.

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The Best Of The Best

Posted By on 10th September 2018

This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while, but it took an afternoon in Boston (Lincolnshire not Massachusetts) to spur me into action.

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Fraud

Posted By on 3rd September 2018

Fraud. “Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain”. But exactly what constitutes fraud?

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Friends And Enemies

Posted By on 27th August 2018

Peter and I have had pet cats all our married life. The most we ever had at one time was 5 back in the 1990’s. You can read all about them in the following links. They were Linus, and his sister Grover, followed 3 years later by rescue kittens Dulcie, who was intent on using up all her nine lives and Creamer. Finally there was Jackson who was a local stray tom cat.

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The 280 Steps

Posted By on 20th August 2018

No, I’m not trying to up-stage John Buchan, this is simply about a day trip to Whitby last week.

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Quite Interesting

Posted By on 13th August 2018

Regular readers may remember a few months ago I promised you something ‘quite interesting’ regarding the problem fireplace in the office. Well, here it is.

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We Pay Our Rates

Posted By on 6th August 2018

You often hear disgruntled people saying how they ‘pay their rates’ well for once I know how they feel. In Binbrook we have the odd street light, the grass is cut in strategic places and our dustbins are emptied, but if you don’t have children at the school or use the mobile library, that’s about it.

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A Close Shave

Posted By on 30th July 2018

We’ve all heard how more accidents happen in the home than anywhere else, well I wonder how many of those accidents are animal related? In this particular instance for ‘animal’ read ‘cat’.

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How Long Does It Take?

Posted By on 23rd July 2018

About 18 months ago I sowed some Carnation seeds. They germinated reasonably well and last Summer I planted about half a dozen small plants in the border by the drive. I wasn’t too bothered when they didn’t flower last year as I guessed they needed time to get established.

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