Category Archives: November 2007

In ‘Arms’ Way

Tony arrived home unexpectedly this evening, feeling quite off colour so he’d excused himself from being on standby the following day.  It certainly was an ‘under the weather’ sort of day, however; between an occasional lull, the wind & rain tore … Continue reading

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Souvenir

Do you remember the pioneering band, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, or OMD? Famous mainly during the 1980s, they produced memorable & original hits such as ‘Enola Gay’, ‘Maid of Orleans’ & ‘Souvenir’.  Recently, after a long break out of the limelight they thankfully … Continue reading

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Drained

Ugh, today was a draining experience – quite literally. I gloomily shivered my way through the usual chores, huddled against the damp, desolate chill of driving rain.  Relieved to return to the cheery sanctuary of the snug cottage in which … Continue reading

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Aiming High

The day started – unusually for Ffarm Fach – in a cacophany of unwanted noise. There’s an RAF exercise on – & they do like to use West Wales with monotonous regularity, as a practise area (more annoying in a … Continue reading

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Entertaining Lessons

Heigh-ho, up early again so that I could complete the chores before hurrying off to the weekly Welsh lesson.  Today we learned how to say where he or she lives; examining the third person rather than ‘I do this, I … Continue reading

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Aniseedy

Well my goodness, what a change from yesterday! I was rudely torn from the tranquil arms of Morpheus in the profound, pitch darkness of pre-dawn by the sound of rain lashing the cottage roof with extraordinary ferocity.  Wrapping myself in an extra sweater I trudged downstairs to … Continue reading

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Winter Woollies

It’s been a cold, bright day here on the Ffarm; a dramatic plunge in temperature overnight leading me to hurriedly collect more wood for the fire & stoke up the woodburner against the chilly air.  I was perversely delighted to find frozen slugs stuck to … Continue reading

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New Broom

Despite the previous evening’s unscheduled but pleasant excursion, I was nevertheless up well before first light, as usual; Tony, having endured a long day yesterday (around 20 hours, by the time he yawned his sleepy way ‘up the wooden hill’) enjoyed a lie-in … Continue reading

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N’ice & Drier…!

 Today was Tony’s second short-haul trip: yesterday he shuttled back & forth between Heathrow, Dublin & Glasgow; today he whizzed back & forth to & from Jersey, Heathrow & Glasgow after a last-minute schedule change.  He said one of the worst … Continue reading

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Sausage Sandwich

This morning was even more of a frantic rush, than usual; I completed the morning milking & other chores in almost record time (including treating an unsympathetic, wriggling, stamping Morganna) & then rushed around the house like a one-armed paper … Continue reading

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