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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 31st October 2017

I’m getting the hang of this orchid growing. These are their third flowering and I have another two that are at rest. I am really not that green fingered, neither is my kitchen windowsill warm and cosy for them. But I do have a friend who gave me some tips…and they’re not difficult to grow.

Groovy Word of the day: sagacity

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 29th October 2017

The Elf and I spent the day at Williams F1 conference centre looking at the cars  and enjoying their hospitality. It was very special to be there as Lewis Hamilton won his World Championship. The chaps in the picture are a bit of topiary to celebrate the wheel change record which Williams currently hold…at 1.9 seconds.

Groovy Word of the day: mercurial


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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 28th October 2017

Today three of us, me, the Elf and friend Charlotte, went on an adventure to deepest darkest Wales for some horse riding. We hadn’t expected the journey there to be so eventful but the sat nav played a trick or two on us and with the added excitement of a poor choice of turning point it’s a good job we were in the Paceman or we might still be there. Once we had found the place the weather seemed to improve, we brushed our horses and began our ride. It was interrupted by hunting hounds which we heard scampering about the valley and at one point we had to dismount as the horses became quite unnerved by the dogs barking. We stopped off in Hay-on-Wye for a late lunch and got home just as it got dark. A great day out.

Groovy word of the day: intrepid. 


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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 26th October 2017

It was a very dull and gloomy day, reflecting my mood not helped by a migraine, the same one I had yesterday. On the plus side the headache should fade away this evening, the agents in France have found the 450 Euros they had lost, the Elf is coming tomorrow and things can only get better. But we all know who used that as their motto and where that got us 😲.

Groovy Word of the day : discombobulate


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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 25th October 2017

5Today was another one of those days I wish hadn’t happened. Fortunately only half a day at work but the car was hit by a stone on the way home, which made a heck of a noise and now I have a crack in the windscreen. The only good thing is that there was already a dent in the glass which I never got fixed because I knew if I did something worse would happen. I need a few days to rest and gather my wits. I feel caught up in tumult of stuff I don’t need. Fortunately I have a very sociable weekend to look forward to. Adventures with the Elf beckon.

Groovy Word of the day: maelstrom