Monthly Archives: January 2013

Daytripper

Back in wet July last year, a chunk of newly resurfaced road dropped off the map, quite literally, and the Old Beer Road linking Seaton Hole to Seaton, and serving walkers on the coastal path from Seaton to Beer, was closed indefinitely.  Part of the road fell 3 feet down into a sinkhole, like King […]

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feeling crabby

small things January 21, 2013 // 0 Edit this entry I had a lodger who did not shower very often. It is hard not to notice and judge small details about someone who is living in the same house. As he did not shower much I twitched when ever he sat on the sofa. He […]

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young guns

When Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the same age as my first lodger, he had just submitted a tender and won the competition to design the Clifton Suspension Bridge. He was 25. He did not live to see it completed, but that is another story… My first lodger was a greengrocer, a graduate. He seemed sweet […]

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Acting Up

Before Christmas I went on an Assertive Skills training course at work. It was great. We identified positive assertive behaviour and also aggressive or passive aggressive behaviours.I was shocked. The amount of hours I have wasted angry and hurt and frustrated after a conversation or event because I came out of it without what I […]

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Nobody home.

We must not get used to the peace and quiet. No lodgers for a whole week. J____ left yesterday, 2 weeks early, and asked for a refund on his remaining weeks. I said I will see if I can get someone else quickly, but he had stained the sheet so I threw it away, and […]

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