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While I was away…

20°C, fair summer’s day. The wasps have been busy. This bulging paper nest was not visible one short week ago.​

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Ten degrees

Sun and showers, 4°C, NW breeze. Cold house, the kitchen was 10°C when I got home tonight. It’s a few degrees higher now and the fire is roaring in the front room. The cold has penetrated deeply today, it reached … Continue reading

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Boundary conflict.

18C, N wind, clear. This bottle brush plant failed to flower last year. A nice surprise after a trip away. Got home this afternoon to find my garden has been hacked.

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Tin Wifi booster.

22C, soft breeze, sun. Mid-summer’s day: a day of rest and fixing stuff about the house. Take time out with a cup of tea and watch YouTube. Found by chance, a video claiming to cleverly fix Wifi reception problems. I … Continue reading

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Argo

16ºC,clear. Film: Argo, tense, but not that tense, likable characters, but not that likable. A film worth seeing but don’t go out of your way, there are other films available. Despite rather an ill weekend, I have done stuff- the … Continue reading

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Goodbye Scotland

19C, brighter further south. Here is the inevitable melancholy end of holiday shot. I always leave Scotland with a lump in my throat at the end of a visit. I get it in Wales, but this seems more precious. I … Continue reading

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Day one.

19°C, mostly cloudy, windy. First job of the holiday is done. I used a palette out of the skip at work to make a new garden table. Before: After- The wood preservative is drying now so I can’t use the … Continue reading

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Magic

24°C, deep blue, Heatwave day 2: Saturday, added the crown to my Hifi in the living room. A co-incidence that the second lodger moved out today; the same day that I finished organising the room changes in this house. The … Continue reading

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Wiring.

14C, heavy showers, windy. Clearing the room for the second lodger. There is a decade’s worth of stuff in there. The back of the cupboards have revealed trinkets from the early 90s. This that old are interesting even when it’s … Continue reading

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Forsythia

6°C, cold bright start. Lodgers: is there something in the lodger-landlord relationship that resembles a parent-child one? “I see you have helped yourself to my laundry tablets, would you replace them in the next few days. They are not actually … Continue reading

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