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The end of the summer

I find this time of year very depressing. All my lightweight, summer clothes have been washed and put away and won’t be needed again until next May or June, unless I’m lucky enough to have another holiday somewhere hot before … Continue reading

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Two Finished Objects

It’s sunny, which is unusual for a Bank Holiday weekend. The mercury is hitting 15°C, about as good as it gets in these parts at this time of year. I’ve been hacking things back in the garden, the last proper … Continue reading

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An electronics MOOC, twice-weekly Spanish and bargain yarn

Electronics and Spanish conversation I may have bitten off more than I can chew. Full of the enthusiasms of spring after the recent vernal equinox and the start of British Summer Time, I’ve embarked on an electronics MOOC. I was … Continue reading

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A misbehaving manhole

Drains, drains If you live in an old house you soon realise that there is no such thing as a small job. When something stops working, or breaks, or crumbles to dust, it is seldom a case of just renewing … Continue reading

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Rats, drains and egg cosies

Invasion of the rats The rodent situation has taken a turn for the worse. We haven’t heard much lately from the mouse that chewed through an alarm cable a couple of weeks ago, and the traps haven’t caught anything, but … Continue reading

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A summer shawlette

Using up a cotton/linen blend yarn Still on a stash-busting mission, I dug out two-and-a-bit balls of a cotton/linen DK yarn that I’ve had since the mid 80s when I knitted a sleeveless top to go on holiday to Yugoslavia … Continue reading

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