Archive | July 2012

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SMOKE AND MIRRORS

We have out home group coming round next Tuesday for a barbecue so we thought we had better make sure that our new fire pit barbecue worked o.k. It was a lovely sunny evening but a bit windy. The barbecue worked fine, although the wind meant that the smoke blew in the direction of our […]

TOUR DE FORCE

We have got our bikes out of the barn, cleaned off all the dust, pumped up the tyres, found our cycling helmets, and I have even found the Tour de France T-Shirt that I bought a few years ago which even fits me still – if I breathe in! Now we have done all this, […]

A MATTER OF FÊTE?

‘It was fixed!’ said the lady to her husband as they walked past us on their way back to the car park. ‘The winners were all related to the judges!’ she continued, picking up her poodle and giving it a hug. Julia and I were walking down the lane to the village Fête in Langton […]

GETTING RID OF THE RUBBISH

The other day Julia and myself took a load of stuff down to the Weymouth Recycling Centre. We loaded up our car with all kinds of unwanted stuff that had been gathering in our barn for several months. There was something quite therapeutic about it – getting rid of all the rubbish! There were plastic […]

TIME TO SHINE

Yesterday we braved the elements, and the flooded roads, and drove down to Abbotsbury to see the Olympic Torch pass through on its way to Weymouth. Given the awful conditions – it was absolutely pouring with rain – there were a lot of people, all wrapped up in waterproofs, sheltering under a wonderful collection of […]

BACK TO THE FUTURE

We have not long arrived back in the UK after a month’s holiday in France. This year we went to Provence and enjoyed wall-to-wall sunshine whilst the UK seemed to ‘enjoy’ wall-to-wall rain. Even though I am ‘retired’, and Julia is not working, the break did us both a lot of good and we have […]