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A Country Diary – 37

Posted in Tom Hodgkinson’s Country Diary on 19 December 2005

19 December 2005

THE FRONT GARDEN, while a mess, does at least have some colour in it. The three hellebores I planted last year are starting to flower. The primroses in the bed outside the kitchen window seem to flower …

A Country Diary – 36

Posted in Tom Hodgkinson’s Country Diary on 7 December 2005

7 December 2005

MORE PROBLEMS WITH cars. This morning I received a summons, asking me to attend a court appearance in January where I would be accused of driving without insurance and failing to produce my driving license and MOT …

A Country Diary – 35

Posted in Tom Hodgkinson’s Country Diary on 29 November 2005

29 November 2005

IT’S BEEN COLD, very cold. Last Friday young Arthur rushed into my room and said, “it snowed!” I opened the curtains and saw that he was right. School was cancelled, we made a snowman, and after lunch, …

A Country Diary – 34

Posted in Tom Hodgkinson’s Country Diary on 21 November 2005

21 November 2005

WE’VE HAD SOME deliciously cold and frosty mornings, lately. It’s been like a Ready Brek ad, walking Arthur up to the well by the church in the mornings where the school bus picks him up. I think …

A Country Diary – 33

Posted in Tom Hodgkinson’s Country Diary on 10 November 2005

10 November 2005

FOR A WHILE NOW, I have been entertaining idle fancies of owning a Land Rover. My American Day Van doesn’t seem to fit down here any more. It’s too bourgeois and townie. Too flash. Land Rovers, however, …

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