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Completed. Now I have to build the decking walkway around it.
Wife is talking fairy lights, paint and curtains.

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catching the last rays of the autumn sun.

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Breakfast. A cheese omelette cooking in a properly seasoned carbon steel pan. Who needs a Teflon pan anyway?

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It's nice that "working from home" can mean "working from almost anywhere"

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Alcohol. poetry 

My last bottle of Mena Dhu (sob)
in my favourite glass.

Dwarfs the expenses scandal in scope and filth. But nobody will give a fuck. 🤷‍♂️
This is a biography of a woman who owned our Birmingham house several years before us. She had baths installed in the school, helped families with clothes and food, always championed the poor of her catchment.

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All schoolchildren also used to get free milk every day, an attempt to stave off diseases caused by vitamin and calcium deficiency such as rickets.
Margaret Thatcher was the minister who stopped it, causing her to be dubbed "Thatcher, milk snatcher".
Rickets returned to the UK in 1998, and has been increasing lately.

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In the UK, that is.
I actually remember being surprised to have to buy dinner tickets when I went to grammar school in 1964.

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I wonder how many people know that at one time all schoolchildren got free dinners.

How stupid are people?
The fishermen have had to form a cordon to keep people out of Polperro harbour.
20ft waves are breaking over the rope lockers.

Not to mention new bedroom furniture for both bedrooms, new loungers, new table and chairs, new rugs, it goes on.....

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After 34 years renovating and rerenovated what started out as a large derelcit house, I was sort of hoping a newly built bungalow wouldn't need that much work.
!4 months, so far. bath torn out and replaced with walk in shower, kitchen tiled and new lighting fitted, Patio enlarged, garage lighting and power upgraded, shed, greenhouse and now summer house built.

I love Lebanese food. Or maybe just eastern meditterean.
Fatteh, fatoush, hummus, baba ganuche, falafel, etc.

Just had our first family meal since March.
All 4 of us isolated for 14 days.
Was actually able to give my daughter a hug :)
Menu was of course Lebanese, Lamb and mushroom, Chicken Fatteh, Humus and Lebanese bread, with a side salad of home grown Cucumber and chery tomatoes.

So the Tories have voted not to extend the free school meals beyond term time. Obviously big business needs the money more,
Tory voters, do you feel guilty yet?

Many years ago, we got married.
Not sure exactly when, as we were together for a long time before, so we count our 28 years rather than lesser married ones. 😉

Anyway, when we did get married, it was when we were presenting as singular and male.
Now, we know our wife always *knew* something of what we were, but not it all.

So, because ceremony is sometimes important, we asked her to marry us again. But all of us, in the future, when we have been through transition.

We each chose her a ring. 💍


Mmmm Kedgeree for tea
smoky, salty, with crispy bacon and fried cherry tomatoes on the side.

Also discovered that painting the inside of a wooden building takes an eternity due to all the nooks and crannies.

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Last night Trump attacked Medicare for All as "socialized medicine." Funny. I didn't hear him complain when he received the best socialized medicine in the world for free at a 100% government run hospital. Yup. Trump loves socialism for himself, rugged individualism for the rest.


He works for a large retail company that would otherwise have needed to close all their stores in Wales. His first job since graduating. Only started with them 3 months ago

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