A gloomy autumn afternoon

It wasn’t raining and when we set out the afternoon was quite bright… however the clocks had changed, it’s no longer British summer time but back to GMT so we were slightly later leaving home than we meant to be. We went to the little village of Congresbury, roughly halfway between Weston and Bristol. It’s named after St Congar, nothing to […]

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A slight delay…

  OK… I know I announced with great excitement that ‘Loving Judah’ would be coming out tomorrow… Well, there’s no easy way to announce a late arrival, even if you work for British Rail (as was!) Maybe rather than late, I should say delayed, I’m sure that’s what railway announcers do! OK, so ‘Loving Judah’ will be […]

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Brandy for the parson?

To celebrate our anniversary, we went out for dinner and had an excellent meal at The Olde Thatched Cottage, in Weston-super-Mare.Greek meze, sea bass then coffee… oh and a brandy. It must be years and years and years since I had a cognac, whiskey having become my preference; however, I had glimpsed they had Hine behind the bar so I had […]

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21 years ago today!

It’s our anniversary! Twenty-one years ago,Bari and I married in Oldham. We had a small wedding and then five receptions! We had a small reception immediately after the ceremony in the Green Ash Hotel, Denshaw; several weeks later we had a similar celebration at The Old Hall, here in Uphill for family and friends down here. We had a  reception in Nutfield, Surrey for Bari’s family […]

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Chutney, lots of chutney!

We did manage to harvest a few red tomatoes, and they were sweet and lovely, but most of the vines were heavy with tomatoes which didn’t ripen… so green tomato chutney! As usual with a new recipe I followed it exactly, but there seemed a heck of a lot of liquid, and it was still very fluid after the […]

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