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The S'Lowdown

Welcome to The S’Lowdown –
Swallowtail Hill’s place for reading and relaxation. Why not grab a cuppa and take five minutes for yourself? Go on - we won’t tell anyone!

27 February 2010
Any Old Iron

I got my first 60th birthday present today. The Paine boys were so exuberant about it they rang up at 9am to make sure I came to the woodyard to collect it…

26 February 2010
Feeling Old

This evening we went to Julia’s 21st birthday party. Julia is the daughter of David Paine (he of the wood yard / tractor collection / pub)…

22 February 2010
Rain Sun Rain

She was correct (see 22nd Feb post), except for today when we had what can only be described as sunshine…

20 February 2010
Noah’s Ark

I have often complained about the rain in the past but I tell you, I have never seen anything like this…

14 February 2010

Best friend Lisa stayed with me this weekend while Christopher went to Norfolk to visit his parents. Best friend Lisa came to help with a very specific activity – cake making…

10 February 2010
A Really Expensive Tortoise

I don’t know if I’ve bored you with the tale of Tonka the special needs, one eyed, roaming tortoise, but in brief he turned up on our lawn last August and we had to learn a lot about tortoises overnight…

6 February 2010

Sometimes in the country everything happens at once. Others, nothing happens, twice in a row. That’s been the last week…

5 February 2010
Keep Fit

Training session this morning. Once a week I visit Scott’s house in the village and we train in his shed. This isn’t as strange as it sounds…

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