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It's oh so nice to go travelling

But it's so much nicer to come home.

I've just got back home after a couple of days in Dallas visiting Dewey (and the former Mrs Gosho, of course). He's the same old Dewey that he always was but he's definitely showing his age (16) smiley - senior He's a bit more arthritic than he was last time I saw him, exactly a year ago, and he's not seeing too well these days despite having medicine for his eyes and his blood pressure. Look at his pupils - they're like dinner plates smiley - sadface

But he remembered his dad as soon as I walked in, and wouldn't leave me alone smiley - brave Mrs Gosho (that was) is doing well after a bout of pancreatitis earlier this month. There was beer, there was food, there was curry, and there was Dewey smiley - loveblush

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If you've done six impossible things before breakfast

Well, not six - three. And not impossible - unusual.

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Latest reply: Jun 14, 2016

At a loose end

Earlier this evening I watched the final episode of The Water Margin, coincidentally on the day Burt Kwouk (who was the narrator) died.

Just now I finished watching the final episode of Bulman, which means I've seen every time that Don Henderson played George Kitchener Bulman (The XYY Man, Strangers, Bulman), in which at least two of those he mentions the egg banjo A776054 which is one of my two favourite h2g2 entries.

So what am I to watch now on Saturday evenings (Tuesday being my Saturday)?

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Latest reply: May 25, 2016

A day of melancholy

Not just because George Martin popped his clogs yesterday, but also because, for the first time in my adult life, I've bought a pair of trousers where the waist size exceeds the inside leg smiley - sadface

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Oh, it's that time of the year

The time of the year when the oak tree outside Castle Gosho, the oak tree that TFSIGTD (that smiley - bleep squirrel is going to die) lives in, the oak tree that makes the pollen that makes me sneeze, drops its leaves all over my balcony and everything on it.

That means I'm going to have to get cracking with repotting my cacti soon. I remember learning when I first started collecting them, all those years ago (smiley - senior), that the best time to do it is just before growing season gets getting underway after their winter dormancy (not that we've had much of a winter this year), and in the UK that would mean around March/April time. Here, in Texas, it almost always catches me out because it's so much earlier ("Final Freeze... Gardeners, are you ready for the growing season? Looking at the past 65 years of weather records, the average final freeze takes place on February 23rd in metro Austin, which was Tuesday. At the Airport, those records show an average final freeze of March 4th. The latest ever? April 9th (1914) in the metro and April 17th (1999) at the Airport"), and one of my cacti already has several flower buds on it (pictures to follow).

A tip to the garden centre is on the cards.

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