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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 16th December 2017

This is the last morning little ThunderBeast will sit outside with his friends. He is going to a new home today- it’s a good home and I know he will be loved but I will miss him. He is such fun to drive. Anyone who never had one of those first MINIs will have no idea of how much they have changed. Oh they are very grown up and sophisticated now, but these first babies grew into troublesome teenagers, just tearing around for the sheer fun of being alive. Of all my cars he is the greatest fun, but I really can’t keep four cars.

Groovy Word of the day : plethora


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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 15th December 2017

The lovely Ola. A very photogenic cat but the trick is to be quick. To those that know her she is already displaying an “annoyed” left ear, tail will start twitching at this point. You have about 5 seconds before her murder button is activated. And this is her photogenic little brother Bertie.He has a very inactive murder button and will just lick you to death, unless you are the Elf and he plays rough with her.😲

Groovy Word of the day: enigmatic

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 14th December 2017

I have to confess I am a bit of a sucker for Travelzoo and Groupon offers. These take me to places I wouldn’t normally go, usually with a friend. So I had a voucher for starter, main course and coffee for two at The Crown at Woolhope, Herefordshire. This was the starter I chose, smoked cheese soufflé with wild truffle and black garlic sauce – it was utterly delicious. Then I had seared lamb fillet in mint and red wine casserole with crispy potatoes and sticky toffee creme brûlée for pud. It was an astoundingly good meal and a fantastic drive through a still snowy wonderland to get to it. It wasn’t even that expensive. If you are ever hungry anywhere near Hereford, go there. I’d like to go back just to try something else.

Groovy Word of the day: sumptuous

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 11th December 2017

This is the view from the den today. The snow doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to go so I cleared the steps a bit and brushed off Pacey in case I needed him. I didn’t feel too good so I spent the day pottering about and finishing my calendar for next year. I seem to have a full month next January and nothing to write it on. I caught up with some tv I missed on Saturday and Sunday night and snuggled up with cats 🐱

Groovy Word of the day: nestle

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 10th December 2017

I woke up to a huge amount of snow and it carried on all day, so it seemed a good idea to put the tree up as there wasn’t much else I could do. Bertie was horrified by the snow and didn’t go out all day and has been surprisingly well behaved with the tree and decorations. We’ll see how that pans out. I could have not bothered with a tree but Worth and I had little bits and bobs that were special to us, although it was bit odd doing it on my own. But only odd, not awful.

Groovy Word of the day: hanker