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Been meaning to post this for ages. Our nephew recently spent 6 months at sea, returning home a couple of months ago. He joined the Merchant Navy student programme last year and this was his first time away (I’m sure there is a proper navy term for that mind you…). He spent most of his time shuttling between the UK, the north-east coast of Africa and Brazil, criss-crossing the Atlantic many times. We’re all very proud of him, and very happy that he is loving every minute of it, well almost… And you know what else I am? Jealous. Very jealous. I feel bad even admitting it, to be honest, but it’s true. I told him as much and he …

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Ahoy shipmates

Tonight we are boiling eggs. Lots of eggs. We will then turn the mountain of boiled eggs into a feast of epic proportions… or maybe just slather them with mayonnaise and add a dash of paprika. Slather. Now THERE’S a good word! No we are not starting some new fancy schmancy diet, we are helping prepare some dishes for a cold buffet to be served tomorrow evening at our nephew’s going away party. Why? Because he’s going away. To see. On the sea. In a boat.. umm.. ship… tanker? He leaves later this month and will spend three months at sea, learning his craft as a deck officer (I think) in the Merchant Navy. He’s off to South America – …

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The wind blows

Blimey, what a night. The lamppost outside is rattling back and forth, leaves are whipping round the garden and all manner of weird banging, clanging noises are making me wonder what state things will be in come morning. Visited friends last night, and managed not to drink TOO much (I managed to win a couple of games of pool later on so can’t have been that bad) as I was out for a run this morning. Even then it was still a struggle, I’m just not a morning person I guess. Spent rest of day working on three different websites, fixing stuff mainly, with a little thinking about a new site that I can’t talk about, yet. Hopefully that’s me …

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