One Year On

Posted By on 1st August 2020

Well, it’s exactly 1 year since I first sold ‘Grassy Bottom’ and bought ‘No. 14’. Regular readers will know its been a turbulent 12 months full of highs, lows, disappointments and set-backs and that things didn’t get sorted until June this year, but I’m here now and that’s all that matters.

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The First Six Weeks

Posted By on 25th July 2020

My niece and her family are away this weekend and my broadband has just been connected today (at long last), so I’m taking the opportunity to reflect on the last few weeks and the huge changes that have occurred in my life.

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Isla

Posted By on 16th July 2020

A few weeks ago I told you about my sister’s recent sortie into the world of cat ownership, with the lovely Isla and her 3 adorable kittens. Sadly 3 have become 2, the fate of the missing kitten is unknown, but I’m pleased to report that the 2 remaining ones are going from strength to strength.

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Rubbish

Posted By on 9th July 2020

Hiring a skip is always exciting, it is a harbinger of progress and good things to come, so Jenni and I decided to share one.

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Posted By on 2nd July 2020

Well its been a long time coming, but finally I’m here in my new home ‘no.14’. Having survived all the ups and downs of the last 11 months (I’ve been trying to move here since August 1st last year) things were looking good for the beginning of May, however, our plans got scuppered by lockdown. But I’m here now, bloodied but unbowed.

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I’m Moving House – – – –

Posted By on 12th June 2020

– – – – – – – so things could go quiet for a while, but I’ll be back.

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Isla

Posted By on 1st June 2020

Growing up Janice and I had various pets, most notably Napolean the hamster, Chester the rabbit and Simba the cat. As adults, we have gone down different animal roads with Janice having dogs, Sam and Luke, (golden lab and sheepdog) who are sadly no longer with us and currently beautiful black lab brothers, Aran and Skye.

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Lets Eat Grandma

Posted By on 18th May 2020

At school I was hopeless at languages, the French mistress, Miss Hampshire, despaired of me, frankly I wasn’t too keen on her either, as most of the time I had no idea what she was talking about! However, I was quite good at English, which is a surprise because some days I can barely string a coherent sentence together!

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Déjà Vu, But Not Quite

Posted By on 4th May 2020

No, don’t worry, I haven’t gone mad and you’re not having a ‘Groundhog Day’ this really is called ‘Déjà Vu, But Not Quite’, the second one in two weeks. Those of you who know me will know what I’m talking about. For the rest of you, here is a clue.

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Déjà Vu, But Not Quite

Posted By on 27th April 2020

And so the fateful day finally arrived. It was time to introduce Suki to the great outdoors at ‘Grassy Bottom’. Over the years I’ve developed a method for this procedure that has proved successful in the past, but even so, it’s a worrying time.

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