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Skinflint Sunday: The plan comes to fruition.

So what does one do when everything finally comes together and a plan is executed? One celebrates! My boss was singularly unimpressed, but everyone else loves it. Yes, the house sale limped its way over the line and the money … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Tex Glanville

My cousin in the US linked to this youtube clip of my grandfather. I had no idea this existed. šŸ™‚ My grandfather was active in the vaudeville circuit in Australia, also performing hypnotism as well as the rope spinning, slack-wire … Continue reading

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This new move is very hard to take…

This was taken at around 4:30pm yesterday, as we spent an hour on the beach. Poppy and Jeff finally decided that it might be ok to get their feet wet. Thermomix Recipe: Nonna’s MeatballsĀ Not a single bad comment on this … Continue reading

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But I love my little house…

Just poking my head in…. almost certainly putting my house on the market. Big decisionĀ that has to be made in a hurry…. Not at all what I ever thought would decide to do. But this looks like a great opportunity. … Continue reading

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IĀ think the jet lag is over… Though I find I’m still saying stupid things to people that I don’t mean. Maybe it might need another day. This is a bunch of flowers sent to me by Thermomix to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Kenilworth and Stratford-on-Avon.

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t care that it’s a ruin. Well, of course I do, but it can’t be helped. I’m just so gol’durned happy to be here. In King John’s time (the evil Robin Hood Prince John) acres and acres of … Continue reading

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St Pauls Cathedral.

This is me breaking the rules. St Pauls don’t let you take photos inside, which is a shame because it’s a breathtaking space. But I knew that if I didn’t take a sneaky shot up in the Whispering Gallery, after … Continue reading

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London: Day 1 (This is on my phone’s wallpaper. I took it on the morning I left. Bit of a mistake… every time I see it I miss Mrs Popplesfield and young Jeffrey.) (Edited to apologise for all the links. Clearly something’s … Continue reading

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No picture today unless I get inspired to get one from the interwebs. I’m in a wide reading lesson with my year 8s and I left my folder of corrections on my desk so I thought I’d come and have … Continue reading

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Quick update.

2.8KG lost since Sunday. Occasional very tiny hunger niggles that go away when you have a cuppa, so it’s no drama. So far, so good. šŸ™‚ However, when I told Evan17 how much I’ve lost, he nodded approvingly, then said, … Continue reading

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