Monthly Archives: December 2012

Hotel baths and motorway driving

Over the last couple of days we have been driving to France for some sun and skiing in the Chamonix valley. On our way, we stayed overnight in a Premier Inn on the Dover Marine Parade. It is an extremely … Continue reading

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Day 20 Readers, Resolution and Worms Head

When I look at the Stats page on my WordPress account (this gives a daily count of visits to ones blog pages), I am often surprised to see how many people are accessing my blogs. Checking up on visitor numbers … Continue reading

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Day 19 A skiing challenge and man cold

The end of my 20 day challenge approaches quickly and I am starting to think about my skiing holiday in the New Year. We are going to the Chamonix valley, as we have for the last 12 years, at least. … Continue reading

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Day 18 Golden Eagle strike and old wrongs don’t make a right

When I was on the Isle of Skye some years ago I stayed in a B&B on a smallholding. They kept chickens, goats and sheep. They told me the story of a golden eagle strike,¬†right outside their kitchen window,¬†that lost … Continue reading

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Day 17 Gardening! and progress with resolution

Today, I took the bus into Swansea to visit the library etc. On my way back, walking up the lane to our house, our neighbour was outside clipping his hedge; not a normal mid-winter activity, I thought, but never mind. … Continue reading

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Day 16 Homeland and solar eclipse

I caught the penultimate episode of the Channel 4 series Homeland last night. I have enjoyed both series so far and watched them religiously. But I was very disappointed to find that there is going to be a Series 3. … Continue reading

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Day 15 Visit to Swindon

A visit to Swindon today for a pre-Christmas part-family get together. A wonderful Christmas lunch meal prepared by our daughter, which left us quite full for the evening. We stayed at the Mercure Hotel in South Marston which was comfortable … Continue reading

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