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Boats, planes, coaches and trains…with the occasional bus and taxi thrown in

Hubs and I are off travelling in a few days and I’m beginning to think we may have bitten off more than we can chew. This time around, we have [dis]organised the entire trip ourselves, and apart from needing to book a train/boat or two, we’re pretty much sorted….I hope! If not we may be sleeping on park benches! We’re…

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The promise of things to come

I was almost blinded by a blue sky recently, I simply cannot recall the last time I saw one. Most days have been like this, bitterly cold, grey, gloomy, wet and windy. I’m so glad I wrapped the lemon tree, although I suspect it’s dropping it’s leaves under the cover. I’m surprised by how well these manuka bushes have done.…

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A sad start to 2017

It’s been a very sad start to 2017. Hubs dad unexpectedly passed on January 4th, which was a huge shock to the family. On a positive note, he didn’t suffer and lived a grand life, enjoying good health until recent weeks. He was almost 87. Hellebore shooting star….most apt! We will all miss him, but intend to remember, and act…

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And so, another year draws to an end

Christmas day was most relaxing this year, hubs and I even managed to fit a dog walk in, that’s a first! Hubs had me laughing, he came in carrying this wrought iron bird, with it’s head wrapped saying, “You’ll never guess what this is!” You should have seen the technology flying around, wireless sleep headphones, pebble phone chargers, credit card…

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Buda and Pest

I must say, Budapest is such a charming place, I absolutely loved it. The people were so helpful and friendly and the city is beautiful, clean and safe. I was struck by the differences between Buda and Pest. Buda is the historical side of the river, and is hilly, whereas Pest is flat and the life and soul. Both are…

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The leaving of Liverpool

Christmas lights in Liverpool. I’m off to Budapest on Friday guys, it will be good to escape our awful weather. I’m looking forward to sightseeing and a little shopping at the Christmas markets there, it has to be more interesting than dragging my carcass around the city center in this dismal weather. Having said that, apparently it will be snowing…

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Surviving the dark months

The weather has been utterly hideous around here, endless, vicious hail, rain and freezing winds. Truly gruesome. Sadly, despite Billy-bob and Bella’s best attempts, their second chick died. It was simply born too late.¬†Such a shame though. How fragile is life? Quick ¬†update, I’m so glad to see the back of the builder, he did a good job, for a…

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