Author Archives: smallbeds
We’re here. The broadband went live today, a week after originally planned. A locksmith has changed our locks. A plumber has OK’ed our boiler, but failed our gas fire, which now has the ignominy of a big yellow-and-red sticker on … Continue reading
I’m visiting my parents again. My dad is in a long queue for a new knee on the Spanish national health service, so after my conference I trotted a couple of hundred kilometres down the coast to boost his spirits … Continue reading
We’ve exchanged. I would’ve said earlier but I’ve been away at a spectacularly badly-timed conference. We move on October 8. I panic, oh, about now.
After having temporarily dislodged my kneecap, I spent a few moments unable to think of anything else but that ice-cold, roiling ache. I barely opened my eyes as I swore continuously and rather loudly, entirely out of keeping with the … Continue reading
In a bid to say farewell to some of the places I’ve habitually cycled through, on Friday I took a roundabout route to Leafield, a quiet, hilltop village. It was all I could do to get out of my funk, … Continue reading