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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

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 20th June 2017

I understand completely that Autoglym did not intend this for indoor use, but tar is tar wherever it is. The hot weather has softened my newly surfaced road so a lot of the stones are now loose and stick to your shoes, then come off on the carpet in the hall and stick to that instead. The upshot is a lot of tarry spots all over my relatively new carpet 😠. It is also Bertie’s killing field so what isn’t tar is mouse blood. I dread to think what CSI would make of it. It is better now but I will attack it again when the hot weather has passed, (so a job for next week.)
Groovy Word of the day: sultry

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Tales from a Fractured Folly:19th June 2017

Some of the elegance of my old sash windows is lost when I need to wedge them open with a bean tin. But it’s so hot today I had to get some air in and the sashes are broken, not the only ones in the house either. They can be repaired but it’s a big job and there would be a lot of repainting to do afterwards so that’s not a job for the faint hearted. I’m not ready for that yet. I did clean the windows which I think was quite virtuous in this heat, but I have visitors coming this week and they still looked awful from the house washing. 

Groovy Word of the day : chipper

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 18th June 2017

I had another afternoon stint at the Shelsley shop this afternoon and now I’m exhausted. It was hot and airless inside and I didn’t want to sit in the full sun either. But I got the chance of a nice drive there and back, and a cup of tea at home in a cool house will soon sort me. That and the promise of Poldark later…😘

Groovy Word of the day: smoulder

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Tales from a Fractured Folly: 17th June 2017

 I woke at 6.30 and decided that it was much too early to get up, so then I dozed off again and then it was 9.30. A good night’s sleep, very nice. I was due to help at Shelsley Hill Climb shop today so I took my new sunny day car and had a lovely drive there. It was a quiet afternoon in the shop and I was sitting near the entrance as it was so hot inside. Having seen a never ending stream  of people walking past eating ice creams I soon succumbed to a toffee cone with a Flake. We shut the shop early then I was off to a BBQ tea at a friend’s house nearby and the picture is me in their garden. I am not a selfie person so you don’t get to see me as often as you used to when Worth was around.

Groovy Phrase of the day: less than ordinary. It made me laugh. “They are just ordinary people, no actually, less than ordinary” I hope no-one ever describes me as less than ordinary 😶.