Beti George Interview

Radio Cymru

Nice int with Beti George (@bethdimoyn) yesterday at BBC Radio Cymru although my my Welsh vocab wasn’t really

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morning after

The Online Arts Festival

Up at 5.30 am this morning. A comment made by Colin Dudman last night made me think. Colin was debating whether to have one final glass of wine before going. It was getting late. He had

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Mortgage applied for

Good night’s kip. Awake at 6.15 and downstairs to book a hotel for Tom in Sheffield using my HHonors account and Amex. It’s  all about avios and Anne and my first class jaunt somewhere far away in 2 years time.

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Supermoons and fresh yeast

early to rise?

Up at 6.15 to make the tea. Nice cuddle in warm bed. Now up and at it. Weetabix with blueberries. A day of getting bits and bobs done ahead of me. VAT return. Apple picking – still

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when madness levels reach fever pitch

try the bucket of sand method

Take one large bucket and roughly two thirds fill with sand. Any kind of sand will do so you can choose based on personal preference. Any kind of bucket will also do. It just

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The news is the dough hasn’t risen in the tin. I’ll spare you the photo. This is the second time in a row this has happened. I suspect the yeast. Having just looked at the container it says refrigerate

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honk that saxophone

Silent night holy night

Anne was practising the sax and this tune entered my head. She is getting ready for her first major performance at our Christmas party. The light is fading outside. I am sat in the kitchen listening

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shop simply



white onions

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wet Sat


Breakfast time and Anne is tucking into a healthy porridge with grapes or some such fruity ingredient. I’m just biding my time before a bacon sandwich. Bit of poetry there. I’m not going to elaborate on the bacon sandwich

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Friday evening

after the walk

eleven miles, wild deer, pheasant shoot, muddy verges, White Hart, fish’n chips, Tom Wood, sore feet, sore crotch, approaching dusk, shady hedgerows, drive home, warm bath, beef fajita, full belly, stiff limbs, glowing cheeks, tired tref, early

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if it’s Friday

it must be a walk in the Wolds

Fry up this morning before kitting up ready for the walk. Adie tells me it is only a stroll really but that is fine. Still need the right gear. John has Radio

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Erv Gig

Nagy plays Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Liszt

Huge amount of emotional and physical effort went into this concert.

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the leaves keep coming

inexorable tide

Down to a very pleasantly autumnal conservatory. It is cold out but the Dyson heater is on and the room should soon be comfortable. Breakfast was a particularly magnificent two slices of white toast using my home made

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white toast

with butter and lime marmalade

Just delicious. Crunchy crust with just the right chewiness on the inside. Butter applied when the toast was still hot so that it melts and spreads easily. A commercial lime marmalade was used because I …

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errands and more errands

Woke up twice in the night and checked the US Presidential Election results. It’s the nightmare scenario. We live in very turbulent times. Some of the biggest US news media have also weighed in with similar

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word game

play this at home

This is a game anyone can play at home. Work it out for yourself.



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Historical statement

2016 – a mark on a historical timeline

Today is election day for the US Presidential Elections. A worrying time for us all. If Donald Trump gets in it would probably be regarded as a milestone in history. We, the

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Krakow Tuesday

checked in on BA873

Still full of cold this morning. It’s our last day in Krakow. Actually I’m at in the Euro-IX conference all day. Anne has gone off walking again with kay. They are talking about doing a Jewish

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splutter dead pig

Monday and it’s the first day of the Euro-IX meeting proper. A nice gathering of folks. Been coming to these meetings for 4 years or so now and know a lot of the people here so it

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in the rain

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