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on the final leg

on the final leg

Back inside again today.  Which shows piss poor planning as it is a lovely day and perfect for clearing out the outbuildings; which we opted to do in the cold and rain. Having taken another carload of books to Amina we had a look at the heaving bookcases in the Gin Gan and started all ... Read More
 

financial straits

By all accounts we are not poor.  I am well aware that our income puts us well in the upper percentage of the population, please do not post to say how lucky we are,  I am well aware of that, but that does not mean we do not have to watch our pennies, that we ... Read More
 

london calling …..

The Singer and I are off to London for the weekend.  She turned 18 last month and this is her birthday treat.  I had one at the same age and I still remember it.  We are staying at The Savoy (thank you for club deals…..) going to dinner on Friday evening.  On Saturday she, like ... Read More
 
farthings and fancy cars

farthings and fancy cars

Christmas is coming the goose is getting fat Please put a penny in the old man’s hat If you haven’t got a penny a farthing will do If you haven’t got a farthing God bless you.   Christmas is indeed coming, but farthings (a quarter of a penny) are long gone.  The man with the ... Read More
 
plans

plans

I have not fallen off the edge of the planet (despite the prayers of many no doubt) I have been preserving and catching up with all those little jobs that have the ability to turn into thwacking great monsters if I don’t keep on top of them. I am on top of them.  So life, ... Read More
 
foraging

foraging

In a journey towards less, there is more to contend with than removing things from your home.  You must also consider how and why you let things into your home, and indeed your life in general. I have long been a supermarket avoider.  I am one of the founder members of The Durham Local Food ... Read More
 
stop

stop

The Singers are 15 next week.  We will be flying to Turkey on their birthday and they are none too pleased.  Not least when they discovered that the Boss has paid extra for two seats with extra leg room because he is fed up of sitting on planes with his knees roughly the same height ... Read More