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Moving house stage 3

6°C, grey but reasonably dry. III: moving out: it took a week to do this. A stressful week with little sleep and a nagging fear that I could miss the Friday deadline. Completion date is Friday 12th January. The removal … Continue reading

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One mile.

3°C, sunny and light wind. I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 1.70km, time: 07:09, pace: 4:12min/km, speed: 14.27km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2646007600 Abruptly cut this ride short once I noticed how much black ice there was hiding in the shadows. There appeared to … Continue reading

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Boxing up my life, and snow.

1°C, snowing. Heavy snow all day. I’m fizzing for a ride but packing ought to be done.​ I’m moving in a month and have a 4 bedroom house to pack by myself.

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A damp patch.

Warm, 18°C, windy with a few showers. In one corner of my living room is a damp patch in the wallpaper. Coincidentally, it’s above a ventilation vent. It’s the vent that housed a wasps’ nest last year, if you remember. … Continue reading

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Rolling out the green carpet.

14°C, sunny to start. Turf rolls are best staggered to make the joins less vulnerable.​ This photo was taken at lunchtime, which means rolling out took about two hours, plus a bit. The final step is to seive fine topsoil … Continue reading

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Laying a lawn II

16°C, sunny and dry. So far, the topsoil is down and level. I’m writing this while I wait for the sprinkle of water to sink in. The top soil arrived yesterday was very dry and quite dusty. In fact, it … Continue reading

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How many barrows?

18°C, sunny with some heavy showersDelivery: this time, the lorry can’t get around the back. All those years ago, I had 6 tons of gravel delivered to cover the mud lawn. When I used to have dogs, they would run … Continue reading

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How do I get those down?

17°C, set fairApple tree: it’s in a poor state really. Lower branches are dead or scrawny. There are some good looking fruit at the top. I suppose a skilled arborist would have cut the tree so it would grow more … Continue reading

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Shower doors can explode.

Tempered glass doors sometimes can shatter violently. It only takes a slight flaw, a break, a scratch or an imperfection.​ Ours burst with a roar about ten minutes after going to bed. Nobody was in the bathroom and the door … Continue reading

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Moss.

5°C, sunny but something is changing These things are charming. I’m some books, mosses are categorised as primitive plants (non-vascular, and like the lichens, they don’t have roots). That means, as a group,  they’re actually very old. Their sophistication is … Continue reading

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