Archive | October, 2013

day trip to portsmouth

Half term, and off to Portsmouth on the train with Ricky. We’d pre-booked the completely pointless but quite fun Spinnaker Tower – there are terrific views all round, into bits of Portsmouth that even Robin […]

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real magic

A wonderful outing to the headquarters of the Magic Circle, with nearly all the family (sadly Ricky was ill and he and Rachel couldn’t do it), but Hannah and all but one of her lot, […]

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personal service

Things to do with toothpicks 3. Another gem from Liz L – this is re-writing Yorkshire for me. We don’t get things like this down south (at least I haven’t ever come across one, for […]

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gwyneth’s birthday outing

A slightly early 93rd birthday celebration – a trip to the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate, preceded by an enormous pub lunch. There’s a monument to the Duke of Bridgewater, Father of the Inland Waterways, with […]

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nearly toadkill

Our toad, which appears every five years or so, turned up again – but the poor thing had got tangled in the net which prevents starling raids on the grapes. A delicate rescue operation was […]

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