Lent Boy 2017: How Did I Do?

WARNING! Please read responsibly. This Blog contains large amounts of smugness!So, that’s my ‘Lent event’ over for 2017. What began in 2010 as a small challenge, has now grown into a much bigger test of will-power! Some of you have asked how I got on, so here’s a short summary. Thanks to all my friends …
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Caesar and Salad

A puntastic mix! We set off for Gill and Chris’ today and then onto Stratford-upon-Avon to see the matinee performance of – you guessed it – Julius Salad Caesar. In spite of it being the day before Good Friday (where we were expecting a lot of traffic) we had a good journey there and soon …
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The Canterbury Rails

Wednesday, 23rd: ArrivalIt’s Ann’s birthday on the 25th, so we thought we’d slip away for a few days. The destination of choice this time was Canterbury – and we did it all by train! (me, on a train, what, for ALL of the journey? – some mistake surely!).  Actually it was a bit of no-brainer. …
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Easter 2015

For us, Easter this year was about getting together with friends and family – and eating! After a mammoth shop in Thursday night (unfortunately, ASDA was out of mammoths!) and a follow-up on shop Friday morning, we were all set for the feeding of the five thousand (well, not quite, but it felt like it!!) …
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Family Lunch

The Calm before the Starter! Who’s Who! Ann, together with Lee’s help pulled together a superb Easter Lunch for the family today. Even though Mum wouldn’t travel such a distance for these things, it did still feel a little odd that she wasn’t ‘around’.Let Battle Commence… Italian Meats & Fruit Bev’s TrifleGuess who’s washing up? …
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Easter Sunday – Mum’s

Together with Lee, we drove down to Mum’s to take her out for Lunch. It was a return to the now familiar Toby Carvery at Bromley Common, where we’d taken her a few months back. Being Easter Sunday, and the fact that they don’t take bookings, meant we had to time it just right if …
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Lincoln for Lunch/The Ritual of ‘The Garage’

We drove up to Denis’ today for lunch. Bev was sorting out the main course whilst Ann took the raw ingredients for dessert. Neither disappointed and a few hours later we felt a lot heavier and very sleepy! A great meal girls – cheers!! As is traditional this time of year, we take on The …
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Easter Sunday (2011)

It’s a gorgeous day here again today – not quite as warm as yesterday but just right for doing stuff around the garden! …and more stuff! …and more stuff!! …and more stuff!!! Of we go then – I pressure-washed the back-garden patio, then I did the same to the front pathway, then I removed the …
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