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New Year, New …

A happy new year to all readers. During 2017 it became apparent that a number of things weren’t going to last much longer. This gathered apace in December. We’re not neophiliacs, so it’s not as if we haven’t had our … Continue reading

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Protected: Foreboding

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Protected: The Gas Man Cometh

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Well, some good news, in the form of the re-opening of Theale canal bridge in the second half of this week. The roads themselves look OK but the fields around are still awash, and there’s several damaged kerbstones (possibly intentionally … Continue reading

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Well, mixed news today. Gutter repair estimated and approved, but I’m not yet sure when the work will go ahead. Meanwhile, isolating the outside power socket has not prevented the RCD from tripping when there is heavy rain (of which … Continue reading

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Apres le deluge

Somewhat surprisingly, Burghfield Road was closed again overnight and this morning. At least I can work from home. It had re-opened by lunch time, although local news stories suggest the rivers are going to peak tomorrow. Someone is coming to … Continue reading

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Last week’s stormy weather claimed a casualty – one of the olive tree pots blew over and smashed. Fortunately I think the plant is mostly intact; I’d just wrapped them up in horticultural fleece for the winter and I think … Continue reading

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