Month: October 2019

Glastonbury at Hallowe’en

To Chalice Well for the celebration of Samhain. I did not expect many people but actually quite a few turned up, about 150 I would say, and the ladies as usual made a special attempt to dress up. As usual, there was a log fire in the middle of the green at the bottom of the property. This is the focal point for fellowship. I'm sometimes tempted to have a chat with all and sundry but this time I...

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The spooky season is upon us

Even the sun is getting in on the act... So, off to Bath for my monthly eye check. The left eye has stabilised but there is a small tear in a vein on the right eye. Nothing to worry about, the consultant told me, but of course I will worry about it a little bit. She asked me about blood pressure, chlorestol level and I asked her to write to my Dr on the matter. At lunch, I had a very nice sweet...

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Autumn in full glory

Spiders are in splendid form at the moment no doubt collecting as much food as they can prior to the coming of winter. Talking about the coming of said season, here is a shot out of the Town Hall upstairs window here in Midsomer Norton, below. This morning, Saturday, I got a call at about 8:30 from a woman whose cherry tree had fallen during the gales last night. Unless you deal with wood you...

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The community is where it all happens – health and safety gone mad

It is quite something for me to be irregular in my diary writing but quite frankly very little has happened except my recuperating, the final phase I think, from my hernia operation. I am generally in good form but I find that from time to time I get tired and a little bit cold and just have to sit on the sofa in front of the fire for a few hours. As I say, it's better to work with nature than...

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My first trip out after my op.

Uncharacteristically, the day started with bright blue skies. About 10 AM, we decided we didn't want to stay at home so decided to drive south and see what happens. We ended up at Stourhead, which is one of the star properties of the National Trust. First of all we went to a place called Alfred's Tower, a vanity Project created by King Alfred the Great. We could not resist climbing tower which...

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Up days and down days

Today is one of the latter. I love the word "lassitude". which means tiredness and a lack of energy and is more physically based I suspect than it's relatives. Not the same as attitude, aptitude or even lackadaisical (lacking enthusiasm and determination). I can't say it is depression as such.  How on earth foreigners learn English is beyond me. Indians can speak English but they do not...

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