Author Archives: Decadenona

Well, two months and more since my last post we are settling in.  We slept here as “residents” on the night of 22nd August, the furniture arrived on 23rd and by lunchtime we were “in” surrounded by enormous cardboard boxes.  … Continue reading

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Two days to go folks . . .

After 27 years (nearly*) in this house, bought rather hurriedly when I took a job in this part of the world and we had to find somewhere which provided living accommodation plus room to work from home and store a … Continue reading

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The clock ticks . . .

Time draws on, and the temperature of panic rises another degree or so.  Today the removal man came for a second look to see if all the stuff we have thrown out (to be read as “disposed of in a … Continue reading

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What a business . . .

Two months and 7 days ago we began the process of selling our house. In “another place” we also began the process of buying another house. The Solicitor cum Estate Agent there opined ruefully that whilst sales completions in Scotland … Continue reading

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The Advice not taken . . .

In comments on Twitter, Facebook, blogs and the media the great EU Referendum is almost always presented as a “first past the post” electoral victory so we must obey the “will of the people” because that is “democracy”.  From time … Continue reading

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Mrs May’s other world . . .

Meanwhile, in Mrs May’s other world, we delivered a small collection of filled plastic bags to a local food bank where they were gratefully received by the helpers.  They had been given a quantity of cut flowers which obviously would … Continue reading

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Reinventing the wheel . . .

This Brexit thing is very weird. Mrs May et al bang their heads repeatedly against a brick wall. They find that it hurts. Someone suggests that felt padding round the head might alleviate the sensation and the pain. Another says … Continue reading

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Doomsday, or New Dawn ?

As we rapidly approach Mrs May’s deadline for triggering Article 50, I thought it might be interesting to reproduce here the Observer’s editorial on the subject from last Sunday, 26th March 2017.  It will be interesting to look back at … Continue reading

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The Meek Shall Inherit a Housing Estate . . .

So far as I am aware “they” – the enemies of the people – have not had to fell too many trees round here, but they are sure covering up good farmland, and very quickly too. (Remember farmland, where we … Continue reading

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The Way We Live Now . . .

Some time ago we watched a BBC series about Claridges Hotel in London. Google tells me that this must have been in December 2012. In one episode we saw a man who claimed he came to Claridges every morning for … Continue reading

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