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Volunteer Army

They are cutting back our regular armed forces and relying more on territorial army reservists. One rationale for this is that the US army and European forces makes for more use of part-time reservists than we do. The Israeli army has … Continue reading

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Layer cakes

I have come to a small degree of self knowledge over the years and realise that one of my traits is to triple layer my cakes. If I have one heavy project on the go, requiring maximum mental concentration, then … Continue reading

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Rainy Sundays

Peace and quiet – much needed rain, and a sense of acceptance. The importance of living in the moment.  It’s been an interesting week.  We had a concert last night in Ashbourne, which was a pleasure to be a small … Continue reading

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Boston Legal

My time delay switch has been at it again!  Why have I only now discovered this wonderful gem of a series, – the very best of intelligent America?  I adore it.  The supreme rhetoric of wonderful Alan Shore, the flawed … Continue reading

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Pets-R-Us

Another action packed Sunday!  For me it started at 5.30am when I started preparing a lunch for ten guests.  I had picked a pound of black currents and the same of red currents, and decided to use them up as … Continue reading

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Open Gardens

It has been a frenzied week of activity here in little Edensor, so apologies for no blogs lately! To start with, we’ve just had our “Hidden gardens” event, with 16 gardens open to the public, an old fashioned garden fete … Continue reading

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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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