war

In 1803 Britain declared war on France. This is not a concept we can get our brain around these days. Not declaring war on france specifically. Just declaring war. We have had wars in recent times but they tend not …

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hair today

According to Google “on average, hair tends to grow between 0.5 and 1.7 centimeters per month. This is equivalent to around 0.2 to 0.7 inches.” Just trying to figure out how long it will take my hair to grow how …

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blue sky thinking

Another day, another swim, another blue sky. Porridge oats, yo gurt, Anne’s home made granola and berries for breakfast. Tres bien. Accidentally poured the tea into the milk jug in the shed this morning. The milkiest tea you ever saw …

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there has never been a better time to do it than now.

In breaking news Yarborough leisure centre has reopened and I was in the pool for shortly after 8.30 this morning for my pre booked lane swim. Around 6 persons per double sized lane so not too bad. Did just over …

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wear a vest

Frosty out there. Wear a vest. I am basking in the warmth of the conservatory, sun streaming in through the windows. For a period of time last year the conservatory was the orangery but the miniature orange tree we had …

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the growing season

Very noticeable at this time of year is all the growth in the garden. I doubt most people give it any thought beyond the need to keep mowing the lawn. If you are a gardener you will be more interested …

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The Passing of Phil

Phil the Greek died yesterday at the very ripe old age of 99. Couple of months shy of making the ton apaz. Won’t be getting a telegram from the Queen. I’m told she doesn’t send them anyway. The local council …

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the bare arm

Woke up this morning and realised that my bare arm was outside the duvet and was cold. Now downstairs looking at my two go to weather sites, the met office and trefsgreenhouse.com I see that it is subzero out. I …

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beyond your wildest dreams

What will you find beyond your wildest dreams? Dreams already so wild will anybody take them seriously? Shake loose the bonds of convention. Unshackle your imagination. 

I’m not talking posh house and a fancy set of wheels here, or a …

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snow

The birdsong started around half an hour later this morning according to my not very scientific reckoning. It isn’t very nice out there so I don’t blame them for wanting to stay in their nests out of the wind. The …

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an auspicious day

On this most auspicious of days the sun is smiling on the empire of the Davies. The second most religious of occasions in the calendar of the Christians was somewhat let down by the quality of the Sunday Service on …

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super saturday

Amazingly up, breakfasted and ready for the day by 8.30am although not yet dressed. It is a Saturday and I am able to meet someone in the back garden although no plans to do this. I’ve always found that impromptu …

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great Friday

Good Friday, great Friday,

Relaxing start.

Good breakfast, then to the market 

For supplies.

Aerobics class, heard upstairs,

Puffing sounds pervade.

Cutting into the calm, downstairs.

In the shed there is cricket. I have relocated whilst the Aerobics continues to …

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golf

In the early eternal light there is perfect clarity. I gaze ahead into the distance. Everything is there. Born with a set of preprogrammed memories.

My cup of tea has gone cold. This is my fault. The pot was …

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the end?

Is this the end of lockdown 2? It might be although the pubs won’t be open for another couple of weeks. The death rate continues to drop. Only 19 were reported yesterday. Golf courses and outdoor swimming pools are reopening. …

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