Monthly Archives: June 2011

Midsummer’s Day Blisters

Last Sunday was Father’s Day and Tim arrived, bringing a card, a No 1 Dad mug, and his lovely self for lunch. He came to Church as well, which was especially nice. My Mother enjoyed seeing him as well, and … Continue reading

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Gongs and gongs

While I was in London on Wednesday evening I went to a free concert at the Royal College of Music, in the Parry room at the very top, of Javanese Gamelin music. linked in with some Debussy and Satie piano … Continue reading

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Pottering on

First new potatoes this week! a small meal but encouraging after the drought to think something is in there!  The runner beans have started to run up the poles at last, and the peas are in flower.  Several good heavy … Continue reading

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Passing shades

On Tuesday I returned to Gloucestershire, to see my father just before his eighty-fifth birthday and to attend the funeral of Barbara Thorley.  David came with me, and it was a pleasant , mild day with sun and no rain, … Continue reading

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Entrances and Exits

June 10th 2011,  A charming and merry little boy called Stephen Emmanuel was christened here on Sunday, having come all the way from New York for the privilege.  His delightful Mum and Dad had assembled a party, and borrowed three … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Panda and spelling bees

The face is definitely improving, my black eyes have slid down my cheeks to form  faintly exotic yellow patches, and I no longer scare little children. I went to the surgery to see the nurse today and we agreed to … Continue reading

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Mimulus or musk

A mystery parcel turned up a few days ago from Jersey plants, containing 70 mimulus plants! Apparently I had ticked a box to receive a mystery bonus box of plants. So I felt even more like the old woman who … Continue reading

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