Monthly Archives: May 2011

Lemsip days

Both parents coughing, sneezing, mildly groggy all day. Sustained by Lemsip from sachets. Kids coughing too, Didi’s voice a phlegm-rattling growl. Rain for most of the Bank Holiday. The only outing: a jaunt to the Chinese supermarket in Riverside during a … Continue reading

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Sightseeing days

Thursday evening in a rental car you drove the clan East for three and a half hours in late daylight. Gabalfa Interchange in Cardiff to the North Circular at Chiswick without a single obstacle. The Severn bridge aproached from the Welsh side: monumental … Continue reading

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and a tractor

Inside the fortress all day. Hotdesking, several coffees to tide you through, a couple of undemanding meetings. Didi gets an inhaler from the doctor for asthma-like symptoms brought on by a wracking phlegm-thick cough. Fine weather. In tonight’s story A … Continue reading

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What’s not to love

Mad for a bottle of beer as you cycle home easy through the sunlight and dapplings. Take a diversion to the mutha of all Tescos, one place you can be sure to score a GF brew. Dinner and washup. Ten … Continue reading

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Cold and fresh

Past the second weir the trail dips down almost to water level. Trees on the other bank form an unbroken barrage of foliage. 7am-sunlight is glinting off the rippling surface of the river. A swan with violence on its mind bears … Continue reading

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Books

Sunday: another day of randomly alternating sun and showers. Big winds blowing noisily through the boughs, all manner of cloud shapes scudding. On two bikes the clan trailed south along the Taff to the farmers’ market at Riverside. Returned with … Continue reading

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…sun, cloud

Saturday: park time with didi and nana while jiejie and mama went for ballet shoes at John Lewis. With every kick of the ball didi drifted you towards the playground where other kids and dads congregate at this time of … Continue reading

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