Keith on April 27th, 2013

I, Keith, today, got to drive a 1929 Guy truck, on the road, wow.  It has been in the same family from brand new. Purchased by the grandfather of the current owner and exported to Australia.  A different driving experience and challenging. Accelerator in the middle, crank start, crash gearbox and no power steering.  To [...]

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Keith on April 7th, 2013

We are back to that old chestnut, Alf and his mate Safe T. A man using a chain saw to prune a large tree in the play area at a school.  This guy either hadn’t read the book, simply ignored it, or thrown it away. Whatever, he was breaking every rule. It was Saturday and [...]

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Keith on April 6th, 2013

Warm, dry and settled.  We are also seeing some good birds.  Weather forecast good. Things on the up.

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Keith on April 2nd, 2013

We have experienced a few problems on this trip which has resulted in a need to focus on solutions and make frequent changes to our plans.  We will not burden you with the details, suffice it to say that it has been like a crisis management course where you solve one problem and another arises. [...]

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Keith on March 12th, 2013

We have been following the above, shocked by the level of disruption in and around Dover and Kent in general. The focus of our attention are thoughts for friends and family who are suffering.  We have, along with others we suspect, questioned the lack of, or, inadequate actions of the various authorities, (all those highly paid officials [...]

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Keith on March 3rd, 2013

We have heard many warnings about the processionary caterpillar found around pine trees in Spain, today, for the first time, we saw some.  They get their name from the habit of moving in lines, nose to tail. The longest line was eight feet,(has to be imperial), Keith’s feet are in inches. Given that each caterpillar is [...]

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Keith on February 7th, 2013

Wednesday we went to a market where we purchased a box of strawberries, 2 kg for €4.00. A large bowl of strawberries with cream at tea time.  Cornflakes and strawberries for breakfast. They are yummy.

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Keith on January 23rd, 2013

Yesterday, we managed, at last to get out on our bikes.  Early signs are that we need to visit a cycle shop and buy Jan a gel saddle.

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Keith on January 17th, 2013

A bit of a sagga this one. A tyre on Jans bike suffered a puncture, no problem we have a spare tube.  Tube did not fit, the shop who supplied the bike sold us the wrong size tube.  Strong words will be forthcoming on our return to U K. It gets better, or worse, depending [...]

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Keith on November 25th, 2012

Teal is a very handsome pointer, have a look at his photo,  he belongs to Anthony, Helen and family. Now and then I get to look after him, sometimes for a day, sometimes longer. They labour under the misconception that I am doing them a favour, actually it is them that are doing me a favour. If [...]

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