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Gift horses and mucho firewood…

They say you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth, which I think means saying yes when the neighbour asks if you want the wood from a 70 year old Ash tree. Even if the sheer size of the … Continue reading

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When a boy becomes a ‘man’…

First fishing trip to Hvalstrand It was bound to happen one day, William has beaten me at fishing. Especially well done as it was very windy and we only stayed a short time. Double well done as William spent most … Continue reading

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New place to play in the woods “Lille Gupu”

Found a little hideaway today in the woods close to home. We drive a short way and then hike (well, saunter really) up the ski trail for 10 or 15 minutes to find a little semicircle of low, open fronted huts catching the sun. The huts … Continue reading

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Finding the courage to take the next step

I received a letter from the UK patent office (UKIPO) yesterday which included a nice certificate saying that I’d been granted a patent covering an idea for a small tool I had. Champagne? I don’t mind if I do! Of … Continue reading

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Overcoming fear…

It’s not easy to admit that you’re frightened or to keep going when you are. But once you do manage to let it go and overcome it, boy can you have some fun. The fear that my kids had of … Continue reading

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