Category Archives: The parrot has landed.

Next room qualified

Now that so-called higher education has turned into a government cash cow, institutions of advanced learning are ramming as many fee-paying students in as possible, whilst simultaneously lowering the entrance requirements.  The cynical may consider that this is because they … Continue reading

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We are a grandmother.

Laura Alice Laverick born 00.24 October 7th 2015 was looking just lovely 14 hours later. Aaaaah! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ JaneLaverick.grandmother

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It was…….

..the best of times, it was the worst of times.  Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration but it was certainly an up and down weekend. The worst bits were not nice at all.  I got a nasty email.  … Continue reading

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Art and that.

After the last lot of ghastliness I decided it was time to do something to recover, so I have been perpetrating art. Well, not really, more like craft.  I thought I’d have a go at something undemanding but fun.  Create … Continue reading

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Twice as mice.

Last time you left this was a one mouse house.  On Sunday it was a one mouse house, on Monday it was a one mouse house, on Tuesday it became a one mouse house with a humane trap in the … Continue reading

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Affairs of mice and women.

I am writing with trepidation and sockless feet, for there is a mouse loose in the house. Yesterday we had a lovely day down at the S&H and his bride’s where the boxes still unpacked have all been moved into … Continue reading

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A moving experience.

How very nice to have a positive experience that ended with all parties happy and generalised satisfactory accomplishment. We helped the S&H and his bride to move on Saturday and we did it in the day and got back just … Continue reading

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Clearance of the clearance.

It’s amazing when you get down to it, what a lot of possessions most  people in the developed world can lay claim to and chuck out.  When you think of Dick Whittington setting out on his great adventure with his … Continue reading

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De cluttering.

It’s good for you, it’s therapeutic, it creates space for new things and you have to do it or end up like the poor souls in those TV programmes where every room is full to the ceiling until the neighbours … Continue reading

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Not good generally.

It’s not.  Russell’s expensive blood test finally proved on Saturday that he is still not making Vitamin K himself.  This drastically affects his clotting factors.  The vets had run out of injectable stuff so gave us pills to give him. … Continue reading

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