It has been just over two years since we moved from London to the country. Thanks to the Covid, I understand many more people are considering such an undertaking. I can’t blame them. I enjoyed a conflicting sense of smugness / relief / guilt in the first lockdown that we were no longer in our … Continue reading Moving to the country
The novelty of writing a blog has definitely worn off. Work has been busy and finding the time to write anything of interest has proven difficult. The novelty of extended working from home has also gone and the grim reality of a long, dark and cold winter has set in. Despite this all we have … Continue reading Chicken update – throwing money at a problem
I am currently in quarantine after returning to Hampshire from just over a week in Provence. We had intended to spend three weeks in France, working the first and then holidaying for the remaining two. But in order to get our children to school on time we had to cut things short. Choosing to avoid … Continue reading Car review – big bootie
This is my first attempt at a product review beyond rural broadband. My first mistake was picking Côte. It’s taken me some time to find the “ô”, in the end resorting to copying and pasting it from the Côte website – circumflexes are a nightmare. I’m fortunate that my wife is an exceptionally good chef … Continue reading Côte at Home
Great excitement generally as over the past few weeks a lot of Openreach vans have been seen up and down the lane. This has resulted in new coils of cable hanging from the telephone poles with the welcome words “Caution Fibre Overhead”. However, for the poles that connect to our house this seems conspicuously absent … Continue reading Rural broadband… an update
These are starting to get a little dull so my final blog on the chicken theme for a while. Star has turned broody and has been for the past week or so – the broody cage wasn’t doing much so I resorted to the cold water bath using the river. Seemed to work!
You are expecting me to go on about how superior our home produced eggs are to the crap ones you get from supermarkets produced by battery hens. You are right to a degree, the eggs are very good, but the eggs I buy from a supermarket have a use by date on, produced by hens … Continue reading Further reflections on chickens
Having moved from London to almost the middle of nowhere in Hampshire I clearly needed to get some chickens. I had attempted, briefly, to keep chickens in our small back garden in Brixton which was an unmitigated disaster. Sufficient time had passed though, and I had pretty much forgotten what a pain chickens are. One … Continue reading Misadventures with chickens
I’ve been advised to blog about something that animates me. Over the past year, nothing has animated me as much as our broadband. This has become an unhealthy obsession and I bore pretty much everyone I meet on the subject. Perhaps writing about it will get it out of my system once and for all. … Continue reading Rural broadband – one man’s obsession
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