Category Archives: Personal Journal

February Belatedly March-ed


So Feb, from clinging on, has moved on. MBH came out of hospital yesterday, rather rickety but improved quickly. Unfortunately, more procedures are indicated. Can’t find a suitable picture for this one – I don’t think a gore and guts … Continue reading

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Never Rains . . .


It has rained all day. Even when I ventured out to get this photo of the success of my Rain Catcher it suddenly poured on me gleefully, catching me out in the open. Another pouring thing is that Much Better … Continue reading

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Unwelcome Hospitality


Here we went again: another day, another hospital.                 This may seem welcoming enough, but the reality was that it was a rack of torture. Successive blood transfusions and no sleep for about … Continue reading

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Times Increasingly Interesting


The wrongly-sourced curse of ‘interesting times’ (it is not Chinese but probably American) has certainly come upon us. Most the past week has been spent in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ waiting rooms, or travelling from one to the other. One Specialist … Continue reading

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TOBOGGAN RIDE THAT COST +- ONE MILLION POUNDS


I am a dangerous person to be around, in that I am given to violins. The one I play most often is a run-of-the mill Suzuki: My other one, that Rhiannon has been picking up the rudiments on, is something … Continue reading

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Race Against Time


One again loadshed time approaches at speed, and the internet is going at all the rate of a lame slug.  ‘Highlights’ of the day have been going fifty miles across Death Valley to fetch our new garden labour force (Mondays … Continue reading

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Four Cases Solved by Sherlock Colonialist


Apart from a brief spell in the middle of the month I have been without internet and email for the entire time; reasons being too complex and numerous to list. The latest loss took place about a week ago when … Continue reading

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