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[livejournal.com profile] perlmonger drew my attention to this - I think it's wonderful :)
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Summer must be here. At least it was yesterday - today it's grey and raining.
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wisteria bud
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This is great - not the photo, but the fact that the wisteria is going to flower for the first time since we planted it. Which was about 7 years ago!

Dorset

Apr. 28th, 2007 05:56 pm
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I wonder what it said ...
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finally found some time to select and edit some pictures from our brief sojourn on the Jurassic Coast.

The Flickr set may be found here.
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our christmas message
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I'm quite surprised [livejournal.com profile] perlmonger let me send this out - I must have caught him at a weak moment :)
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in memoriam
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another nice one - although we failed to go to [livejournal.com profile] etriganuk's party due to the horrors of the UK train network, which is a shame; we'd have loved to be there.

Saturday: lazy morning, then a couple of hours round the village taking more photographs for the web site, including some of the Polish Airmen's Memorial in the church yard. Then we went into Bristol - onnabus! - to buy a new lens for my D70. I wanted an everyday lens with a bit more zoom, and ended up with a Sigma 18-200 which has a) more zoom, and b) not much more weight - weight is a problem with my hands. Two hundred and thirty earth pounds, which is not bad for over the counter sales.

and I bought the Feral Cardigan - this called to me loudly when we cut through M&S on [livejournal.com profile] perlmonger's last hospididdle visit, but I was good and didn't buy it. And then sulked mightily until Pete said we'd better go and have another look.

Saturday evening was a tub of mutton and date tagine from the freezer, and X-Factor. Good riddance to the dreadful McDonalds, I say.

Sunday morning I made a batch of carrot and coriander muffins for breakfast, then faffed about for a bit before being Good, and taking the plastics to Sainsburys for recycling, and doing the shopping.

made a pot roast out of a piece of topside and half a bottle of red wine that had gone over a bit, then out on the monthly Village Walk, yomping up very steep and very muddy fields and paths - I found this hard going, and my knees were Not Happy, but at least I did it. I think the glucosamine are helping quite a bit.

home for a rest, and to consume the pot roast, with potatoes and cabbage from the Riverford box - it was utterly delicious; probably the best I've made evah. And then - astonishingly - the Jordans sallied forth to meet Pat and Dave (WANOLJ but are known to many of my readers) where we formed a team for the Quiz Night at the British Legion Club in the village. We had a whale of a time, although what inspired Dave to play the joker on the Classical Music round, ghod only knows. We called ourselves The Aliens, and we will be making a regular event of this, I'm sure.

all in all, an excellent weekend.
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down the barrel of the cannon
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I've been in Edinburgh for a few days, though, and extremely fab it was too. Gorgeous, civilised city - I forgot how much I missed it. Full and extremely boring account to follow in a day or so. 53 photos here.

in other news, I appear to have been elected to the Executive of North Somerset Liberal Democrats, and am an official delegate to conference - should be fun. [livejournal.com profile] perlmonger wil have to stay home and mind the cats, and man the phones.
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some weekends are nice, some weekends are busy - an occasional one is both. And this one just passed was indeed one of those.

so what did you do, then? )
so we didn't do much this weekend, really ...
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proof - as if proof were needed - that there are indeed aliens in Long Ashton.
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autumn reds
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taken at Lacock, Wilts on the day we were pursuing [livejournal.com profile] perlmonger's birthday cream tea</>.
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the life of an amaryllis ...

pictures of amaryllis

the mosaic links to the Flickr set

chocolate

Jan. 21st, 2006 11:17 am
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chocolate
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but is it *enough* ?

Moooooose

Dec. 13th, 2005 06:06 pm
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Moooooose
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this is, really, for [livejournal.com profile] gmul, who is inordinarily fond of mooooose.

although he prefers the chocolate kind ...

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