All I did this morning was iron. 

Himself time travelled….


I’ll wait. 

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It’s a start, people

It’s a start….

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I got a guy

The troublesome shady spot to the far side of the greenhouse is getting itself slabbed. 

What better way to spend Mountain Day?


All cleared for my guy and a bunch of two by two slabs. It won’t be pretty but it will be a sweepable area for messier tasks. 

Got a couple palettes ready to become an outside potting bench that will be perfect here — but I’m getting ahead of myself. 

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Only good thing


about our night in Manchester. 

What piffle. 

This does not make me a patron of the arts. 

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Damn right you’ll stand

You pampered overpaid ungrateful wretches may disrespect our country but you don’t diss ma Queen. 

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AA are A-OK


The nice lounge receptionist gave me a pass to upgrade from the business to first lounge at JFK yesterday evening as the former was ‘a little busy’.   

Seemed impolite to refuse. 


BUT….

Replying ONCE to the stewards and stewardesses in the air should be enough for them to know you don’t want to eat on the plane. I will quip that ‘you’ve fed me quite well in the lounge already’ in premium economy (which we fly for eastbound trans Atlantic) but the seat back table still raised in its upright and locked position used to be the clear sign you were good. I mean, what if you had some sort of food issue or would likely lose that meal if you were a nervous flyer? Being asked three times about supper AND breakfast was tiring. 

Water — and lots of it — was fine for me for the just under six hours st 33,000 feet, especially given the champagne consumed in the lounge. Had to drive myself home from the airport in the Passat, which spent two hours in short term surface  having taken Himself there earlier this morning for his overnight work trip. 

Needless to say, lazy day for the IWOM!

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We are NOT amused

Not everyone can get BBC oversees. Those of us forced to pay the yearly  license fee — wether one watches the BBC or not — should have access anywhere on the planet that has a wifi signal. 

YouTube it is then. 

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