This is why I live in a village

On the way back from today’s run, three ducks waddled past me, in the middle of the road. Years ago, on the M40, near the junction with the M25, there used to be a large fence in some nearby woods, with graffiti reading “Why Do I Do This Every Day?” in huge letters. Well… the ducks are why.

Earlier today, I woke at 6am, but feeling refreshed. I decided to go & see J at the hospice, knowing that it was a long time before she’d see anyone. I had to gently wake her but she was very pleased to be woken by my freshly-shaved smiling face. I had a cup of coffee and she had some pomegranate juice (don’t ask) that I’d brought in. She seemed a little better today, considering she’d been woken for the second time that morning. Still couldn’t make much sense of the anecdotes she was relating but the sentence constructions were a little better.

Left to go on to Banbury, to get tropical fish medicine, and gravel for the dinosaur garden that is under construction by us. Worried about the choice of “Golden gravel” at B&Q but then reasoned that a T.rex would be unlikely to give a damn. For some reason I have vision of the predator swinging a handbag on one its tiny forelimbs and saying “Golden? You got golden gravel…?!

About hodders

Husband and proud father of two daughters. Now a widower. Trying to balance between not dwelling on Juliet's death, but telling the world how much I loved her. Tricky.
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2 Responses to This is why I live in a village

  1. Richard Appleby says:

    There are often metal lintels over patio doors, explaining the problems you’ve had with drilling the wall. You can drill the metal lintel, but it’s usually a two stage process … masonry drill to get to the lintel, and then (as lintels are manufactured from strong hard steel) you need a new, sharp, good quality HSS bit for the lintel itself. Use moderate pressure and a medium speed – too high a speed and the tip will heat up and soften it. If you have any cutting compound, put a dab on the end of the drill bit – that will help enormously.


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