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The Geffrye Museum

About time Mrs Potts surfaced again with a visit to the Geffrye Museum – originally built as Almshouses in 1741 by Sir Robert Geffrye. Entry is free and the Museum is now a series of rooms showing domestic interiors over … Continue reading

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Box Balls

Mr P. likes box balls, I’ve lost count as to how many are in our small garden. He cleverly flattered me by saying I’m good at cutting them (which I am, largely as I have more patience and I did … Continue reading

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7 Days in June or Peace at a Price

At the start of the week Mr P. was running round like a headless chicken – I hope I never see one for real – over rubbish brought into the front garden by foxes. He blamed this on the pond … Continue reading

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Crab sandwiches and Custard tarts

The most delicious crab sandwich for lunch today. It was supposed to be followed by a delicious custard tart but I made the mistake of leaving mine for later with a cup of tea. When 4pm came I looked for … Continue reading

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Mr Potts goes to Birmingham! (possibly)

Last week the Evening Standard had an offer from Chiltern Railways for tickets to Birmingham at 25p each way – Mr P couldn’t resist such an amazing bargain, even though he’s having to schlep to Marylebone Station and take the … Continue reading

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Great Auntship

Tom my nephew ( well one of them ) with his daughter Luna, born December 30th 2013. Matching spotty outfits – maybe dalmatian but more likely some sort of cat. Leopard maybe – not real of course. Lovely photo.

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Early Ambitions!

My first book! It’s so funny to see this and it shows how people don’t really change – even at 7 or 8 ( think I was about that age ) I was a bit (!) of a control freak … Continue reading

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£’s, shillings and pence

Someone asked me about old money – they didn’t know (how could they – too young) about 12d in a shilling, or 10s., or that 20s. made a pound (£1.00). Or that once upon a time there was a 10 … Continue reading

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Domestic Accidents!

Dearie Me! Look what happened to my lovely tea towel. Mr Potts was involved but as he was cooking something and it was an Accident, never mind.   I see Nicholas Crane is visiting Saffron Walden (TV tonight). When I … Continue reading

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