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Sunday, 05 August 2018 22:28

Of water pipes and bird boxes

5th August 2018

Welcome to August. No you, are, I assure you: I don't want it if it's going to stay this hot.

Published in 2018 Jul - Sep
Sunday, 18 February 2018 23:57

Of chickens and eggs

18th February 2018

Slightly fewer miles this week, so slightly less fatigued. Migraines temporarily averted. No need to go to Tunstead. Has it been a holiday? Naah..

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 28 January 2018 21:48

Of rock salt and hydraulic oil

28th January 2018

Some weeks in this saga mark significant milestones. Others just little stepping stones. This week's is much in tune with the former, as Andrew became equipped to transport a proportion of his fleet (not the heavier ones, yet) on his own low-load trailer.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:45

Of sore thumb and grazed forehead

21st January 2018

I like to start the blog with a few pithy phrases that give an air of detached insightfulness. Unfortunately I can't think of any.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Monday, 06 November 2017 00:30

Of vac and van

5th November 2017

It's actually Monday as I get this loaded, sorry if you've been waiting up Sunday night – hope it's worth the delay!

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:11

Of writes and throngs

26th February 2017

You were lucky to see last week's edition anywhere near to time. I set off south having (I thought) set it to publish at nine p.m. but in my haste had not got it right. Fortunately my hoster - Bill Hyde at Priday Design - not only provides a first-class service but is also a reader and a friend. He popped in to the administration section, realised I'd got it wrong and set it right!

Published in 2017 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 04 December 2016 21:54

Of horizon and background

4th December 2016

It has, as usual, been a busy week at the Briddon Country Pile and whilst I managed to take a few hours “off” on Friday afternoon I still felt guilty doing so: which is one of the penalties of being self-employed – no paid holidays, no sick pay and that self-reproach that not 'getting on with business' is letting down one's spouse and family.

Published in 2016 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 30 October 2016 00:00

Of accidents and Air Ambulance

30th October 2016

Traditionally we have convinced ourselves that the last weekend of the month is the one where everything goes wrong and the first weekend of the month is where it all goes right. But this is one month where things have not gone wrong – well not for us anyway, but with two road traffic accidents nearby may it have rubbed off on somebody else?

Published in 2016 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 16 October 2016 00:00

Of track, lights and livestock

16th October 2016

Will you still need me?
Will you still feed me?
Oh, hullo again. Spreading the birthday over two days may have had a beneficial effect, or maybe the presence of grandson, smiling innocently and enthusiastically blowing the candles out on my birthday cake was the solution to the usual annual blues. Either way, here we go again for a weekly roundup.

Published in 2016 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 02 October 2016 00:00

Of Autumn in the air

2nd October 2016

The mornings have taken on a definite Autumnal feel, with a subtle chill in the air, although it is noticeably warmer inside the shed. The days though continue to be bright and encourage us to get out on our little piece of track extension.

Published in 2016 Oct-Dec
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