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Locked-down and Armed: one man’s struggle with entropy (6) – White Space and USOs ~ Steve Tanham

So, now we’ve got to move swiftly! I see you’re willing and able, You have your faded work- jeans on and you can borrow my older safety helmet. It’s a bit squeaky, but perfectly functional. We have two hours to … Continue reading

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Locked-down and Armed: one man’s struggle with entropy (4) – Push and Twist ~ Steve Tanham

I didn’t set out to have three drills… The posh one, a nice DIY model from DeWALT, was bought because both the batteries for my previous drill failed at the same time, after lying idle in their case for nearly … Continue reading

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Locked-down and Armed: one man’s struggle with entropy (2) – ‘If I had a hammer..’ ~ Steve Tanham

Reblogged from Sun in Gemini: “If I had a hammer…” The words rang out in my head. Peter, Paul and Mary giving it their all with one of the most memorable protest songs of the 1960’s. Now, I did have … Continue reading

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Locked-down and Armed: one man’s struggle with entropy ~ Steve Tanham

I am not a tidy person. My wife, Bernie, is much better than I am but even she admits that, as a couple, we have to work at it. At the bottom of our garden is a large stone building … Continue reading

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The small dog steps in…

She’s somewhat tied up and she’s making me dizzy, All dashing around like she is, being busy, The storm got the fences and pulled off the roof Of the shed, which is anything but waterproof. With its windows blown in … Continue reading

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Small change…

I had been called to my younger son’s home on a matter of vital importance… almost a mission of mercy; I had to teach him the innermost secrets of baking my lemon meringue pie. It had been too long since … Continue reading

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The handywoman’s hat

My son and I looked at the fishpond, “You must get that sorted,” says I. “‘Cause the water is green, And the fish can’t be seen, And they need TLC or they’ll die.” So my son took a look…it’s not … Continue reading

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Ready to roll

My new chair arrived and the writerly posterior is now ensconced in unaccustomed and softly cushioned luxury… and loving it. However, I do have a small complaint. Not about the chair itself…oh no, that’s heaven! But… Call me old fashioned, … Continue reading

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Going Solar

On Facebook this morning was a lovely picture of a golden sky. My attention, as my friend of the Glastonbury jaunt will tell you (pithily I suspect after seeing me make a beeline for anything solar coloured as we shopped) … Continue reading

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