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The Table, The Whole Table, and Nothing but the Table

Hubby has finished varnishing our table. This was how it looked in the spare room shortly after we got it home. It had been a game getting it in the car that day though as it didn’t come apart, and … Continue reading

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No brasso or brown sauce, what next?

Hubby is a font of knowledge for making do, alternatives, and thinking outside the box (why else would we have bought a boat three years ago when house prices got away from us but I digress). Photo: in our original … Continue reading

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It rains here too!

It’s raining. Hard. Heavy. The fat stuff. Had we purchased the bungalow in the road closer to the town, we would have a big pond outside the front door, and every time someone drove past, our car would have got … Continue reading

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One of those days……….

It started off pretty much as normal, with Hubby awake just after five in desperate need of a drink. This cold/flu or whatever bug it was has certainly taken it out of him as he has had it way worse … Continue reading

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October 7th, all caught up

Finally I am up to date with my diary of events since being off the air. Today has been another ‘it don’t work’ day, this time the shower. There are isolator switches on most of the water supply pipes here … Continue reading

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Meals from yesteryear

We had a very simple meal today, pork chop, fresh green beans, carrots, and home-grown potatoes. The taste buds were working overtime as I remembered our veg patch which contained potatoes, onions, tomatoes, runner beans and peas. We’d tried growing … Continue reading

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More varnishing and vanishing!

Maggie has had yet another restless night and we are both shattered. MSM offered to have her for the day and overnight to give us a break, and I shall be forever grateful. Something is going on in the early … Continue reading

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