Category Archives: relationships

Dad Story – Petula Clark

My dad liked telling a story, which may come as a bit of a surprise to you, considering my obvious reticence to follow suit. Now, most of these stories would be told in exact detail, leaving no stone unturned, even … Continue reading

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Rural Spaceman’s 2015

So, here I am in 2016, with a cup of peppermint tea and some yoghurt, fruit and nuts for breakfast, the usual habits of somebody into the second day of January and determined to end the year as a sleek, … Continue reading

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Rural Spaceman’s Lisbon

Wordpretzels, you may have been aware that I have been an intrepid traveller in the last few weeks, travelling to Portugal for a city break with Lady Barton St Mary. I’d like to share my impressions of this rather beautiful … Continue reading

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Family Pragmatism

Lady Barton St Mary and I are travelling to Portugal today; our children, Master Johnny and Miss Katherine, will be flying out to join us next week. Me: Do you want to take this European plug adaptor? Master Johnny: Erm.. yeah … Continue reading

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I Married a Chartered Accountant 3

Lady Barton St Mary has been busy hiring a car for our holiday in July. Her accountancy brain means that, like everything else, she has to do extensive research to get an agreeable price. Eventually, she found the best deal, which meant … Continue reading

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The Language of Love

“Do you think it would be a good idea to change the bed linen?” Lady Barton St Mary asked me this morning. “No,” I nearly answered,” I think they could see out another week. Just shake them out.” Of course, … Continue reading

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I Married a Chartered Accountant

I’ve had a wonderful week at home with Lady Barton St Mary, during which we’ve continued with our retirement practice, ‘Sorting Stuff Out’ and ‘Getting Things Done’. ‘Sorting Stuff Out’ means revising all the clothes in drawers and wardrobes and giving/throwing … Continue reading

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