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Just Married

August 21st, 2016 · No Comments · Life

Jayne and I renewed our wedding vows yesterday. It seemed to go well and everyone said they enjoyed it, although it did end quite badly and could have been worse. Our son had taken all the children home to our house and we were just winding up in the venue, picking up discarded ties and […]

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Wedding Bells

August 19th, 2016 · No Comments · Life

I’m getting married tomorrow. Sort of. It is out 15th anniversary and we are renewing our vows. Really we are doing it for our family because fifteen years ago we just went out and got married at the Town Hall with just our neighbour as a witness. No fuss, no reception, no wedding photos and […]

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Full house

September 9th, 2013 · Comments Off · Life

It has been a bit of a hectic weekend, with three overnight guests on Saturday and the whole family here on Sunday, for the first time ever. Jayne has been a bit tense and panicky all week in anticipation, but it all went very well.

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Happy days are here again

August 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

It is good to have Jayne back home.  Ok, maybe she seemed happier to see the cats than me but then they *are* cuter than me and they didn’t go up and visit every day. Had to put on a tin helmet for her verdict on the quality of my housekeeping though…

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TVOD

August 4th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

So I am dabbling in the indulgence of using a song title as a post title again but I doubt many people will remember the song TVOD (double A-side with Warm Leatherette by the Normal AKA Daniel Miller on Mute Records.  I’m starting to miss my old vinyl) Chrystal is down for a few days […]

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Three cheers for the NHS

August 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I seem to have spent a lot of time in hospitals during the last few months.  This week it has been because Jayne has been admitted to East Surrey hospital.  On Sunday she had some headaches and I spent the night keeping an eye on her.  Eventually I took her up to the hospital early […]

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For all the wrong reasons

July 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I set out from home this morning (or just after noon actually) thinking to myself “I have a rare midweek day off work and I’m heading back to Essex for all the wrong reasons” and immediately decided that if I ever wrote a novel that would be the opening line. But I was heading back […]

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Babysitting

July 4th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

We were babysitting today ((When I say ‘we’ I mean that I was also in the house but Jayne did most of the gushing and cooing and all of the feeding and changing)) , looking after the three week-old granddaughter while her parents went off to Ikea.  To say Jayne has been looking forward to […]

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Coming back home

December 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

Today was the traditional post-christmas trip to Essex to see the family.  As is also traditional, as soon as we get anywhere near the old manor I keep saying to myself “I remember when this was all fields”. Not a bad trip at all.  All the queues for Lakeside were on the other side of […]

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New ways to feel old

February 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Life

There was another of life’s little milestones today.  It is one thing when your own children hit eighteen, that is bad enough, but when your little sister’s kids  reach eighteen…  A much bigger milestone for my niece Annie though.  We went back to Essex for her 18th birthday party tonight.  It was a good family […]

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