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    23.35 May 16th 2021 Because of problems with my computer which have only just been resolved, today’s post will not appear until tomorrow. I am sorry. Pat

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now what?

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday May 16th 2021   Yes, we have a mouse. Sigh. Now what? Perhaps it’ll go away of its own accord. On the other hand, perhaps it … Continue reading

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taking the mickey?

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday May 2nd 2021   We are relaxing contentedly on the day bed when suddenly, for no reason discernible to me, Isis wakes up, lifts her head, … Continue reading

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here and there again

      Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday April 25th 2021   In Britain, April is supposed to be a month of showers, but it’s Friday now and still relentlessly dry and sunny. … Continue reading

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I’m not going ANYWHERE

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday April 18th 2021   Oh dear. Not the best of weeks. Monday My car has an appointment with the garage. For a long time now the … Continue reading

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here, there and everywhere 4

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday April 11th 2021   It’s a few minutes after six a.m. These are stolen minutes. I think there are only four of them. “You have to … Continue reading

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here, there and everywhere 3

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday April 4th 2021   As Isis and I walk in Holders Lane, it’s as though someone has fired the starting pistol for the spring race. Buds … Continue reading

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here, there and everywhere 2

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 28th 2021   Highbury Hall, now a Grade II listed building, was commissioned as his                       Birmingham residence by Joseph Chamberlain in 1878, two years after … Continue reading

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here, there and everywhere

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 21st 2021         Photograph by Bev Dakin   This is definitely the highlight of the dog walking week. Bev and I are … Continue reading

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badgering the wild life

    Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 14th 2021   As we have seen, defecting from an overpopulated and churned up Highbury Park presents Isis with a number of very positive new … Continue reading

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