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Mind the sheep

Traffic jam at Common Platt today (just before the Italian restaurant, Casa Paulo. Sheep on the road. In order to avoid traffic chaos, I got herding. Boy, do I love sheep. They are so much easier to project manage than … Continue reading

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Our post Christmas lull

Oh dear, no idea where the weeks have gone. We are back to school on Monday. Christmas seems so¬† long ago. We stuck to our resolution of having a low-key Christmas lunch, tomato soup at Avebury (we sacrified a chicken … Continue reading

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Christmas in Cricklade

Wish we could be in Cricklade for Christmas……. Here are some pictures from the High Street. Window dressing there seems a bit of a tradition….everything from the achingly sweet to ultra modern. Still no developments on house front for us … Continue reading

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Pipped to the post again……

Another house escapes us….after much prevarication we were going to pursue a “project” in Purton…but were pipped to the post. So back to the drawing board. Meanwhile, the bathroom roof here has sprung a leak. We have been blaming Jensen’s … Continue reading

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Poltergeist washing machine and other mysteries

Day three of our washing machine test. Ian did a couple of partially succesful washes at the weekend. Yesterday I spent five hours waiting for some type of action from the Indesit, then giving up and doing a hand wash … Continue reading

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Sunny Saturday afternoon in Shaw……

I dragged us (protesting at first) off to the Shaw Forest (a recycled former land-fill site as far as I can tell). Apart from the intermittent dog mess (obviously spreading out from Purton), it was very restful and nice. Lots … Continue reading

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Saturday morning on Old Shaw Lane

It is (amazingly) sunny this morning. After breakfasting on pain au chocolats (curtesy of the Raymond Blanc-Tesco tie-in), J and Ian have headed off to explore the cycle tracks of the River Ray Park whilst I get down to some … Continue reading

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