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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 30th June 2017

The weather perked up a bit late morning so I took myself out to get some water from the spring and then had a walk. My toes still hurts a bit in strong shoes so I wore my soft Skechers which would have been fine if it hadn’t rained recently and the path I chose hadn’t been churned up by horses. This pic looks east to Bredon Hill in the distance standing on the Malverns. I had a sausage bap and a cup of tea at the little cafe at British Camp for lunch then hurried home before it rained again.

Groovy Word of the day: cruddy

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 28th June 2017

It was another rather unproductive day. The afternoon was so dismal I settled down with Ola on my lap and watched “Meet Joe Black”.  I’ve never seen it before and I loved it although the subject matter might not be the best thing for me. I’ve certainly spent three hours watching worse films, however cheesy you find it. Needless to say it made me cry, it was always going to, but a young Brad Pitt made it bearable.

Groovy Word of the day: tenebrous

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 26th June 2017

Today was my last day invigilating and I have to confess I will miss it. I popped into town to buy a few bits and some cat food, then I went out for a walk. I haven’t been out walking much because I was working most days, but it is good for me in all sorts of ways and being without it may well be what has been getting me down lately. Whatever it is, I feel much better today. 😀

Groovy Word of the day: melancholy

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 25th June 2017

I had a day out with friends today going to Blue Anchor Bay and then Porlock. The weather could have been better but we did manage a walk on the beach although we get thoroughly windswept and a little dampened, while their dogs had a whale of a time. The picnic in Porlock Down was supposed to be outside but we had ours in the car, as did most of the other folk up there. 

Groovy Word of the day: blustery


Tales from a Fractured Folly: 24th June 2017

The day started badly with Ruby getting a puncture, amazingly it could be fixed and it was in less than an hour. Then I was on my way to afternoon tea with Elliot and Philip a little late but not a disaster. After that we headed off to a David Austin to buy a red rose called “Thinking of You” for me to plant in the garden and another called “Desdemona” which I bought for the scent which is sensational. My day out ended at Wollerton Old Hall garden where we had wine and a meal. The gardens were lovely but the string quartet was not entirely harmonious. There was something very Agatha Christie-esque about the whole thing and I half expected to find someone dead in the shrubbery, maybe one of the string players stabbed with their own bow. It was a lovely day, there was lots of laughter and it cheered me up a lot. For some reason I had been feeling a bit down the last few days.

Groovy Word of the day: dulcet


Tales from a Fractured Folly: 22nd June 2017

Worth’s cousin came to visit today and we went to Malvern for some lunch. I had hurt my little toe in the morning and as the day wore on it got more and more painful 😖, which didn’t please me as we had intended to go for a walk tomorrow. We went up to the Malvern Hills Hotel for our meal and sat in this lovely spot watching the sun set. 

Groovy Word of the day: gloaming

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 21st June 2017

Very hot today but I drove out to The Lock Inn at Wolverley for lunch by the canal. On the way home I called in at friends for a cuppa. We have been forecast storms tonight and we certainly need them, it’s so hot and humid. Bertie has spent most of the day staring at the fireplace, that’s where his mouse ran to hide after he lost it. 

Groovy Word of the day: muggy