Author Archives: Raeyn

Accurate Sign is Accurate

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I wanted to share this picture the other day, but with the whole ‘laptop not recognising’ the internet thing, it was a bit too much of a drama. It’s working today, knock on wood, so I get to share Shanklin’s most accurate sign. I don’t know why anyone would call their salon ‘Booty’, but at least it made for lulz?… Read more »

Generic at its Finest

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We had adopted to pick up some bits, when I see this beauty. I get having a sites brand generic, but this? Lulz. 🤣 Before that, we went to the dinosaur museum. It was a totally worthwhile stop, and well enhanced by sucking it up and using one of the on-site wheelchairs. The pain factor was almost nil, which, bliss…. Read more »

Pilgrimage

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Ugh so, this too is from my phone because the network continues to blank my laptop. Z says that he had similar drama yesterday, so hopefully it will resolve itself. I’ve done everything I can on my end more or less, so. Today, we made it to the wool shop! I bought some goodies to make socks. And then Z spotted… Read more »

This Onion is Alarmed

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One of my favourite signs in this country is the signs you see on doors proclaiming, ‘This door is alarmed‘. While a perfectly valid language in both British and American English, the default connotation in the latter is that something has been startled or upset, rather than yanno, having an alarm. I commented that this onion looked alarm, and Z… Read more »

Away With the Ferries

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Ferries, faeries, har har har. Z just commented that Smalls says the former like the latter, which… maybe that’s why this went into my head. I don’t really know. It could also be that I am an eXtreme smart-ass. It’s been a pretty decent day all told. We got up at a reasonable hour this morning, which was good ’cause… Read more »

The First Leg

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Hello from a hotel! We have completed the first leg of travel, and are safely ensconced in our room. Z and Smalls went to the car to fetch up a few bits, then we’re gonna have coffee. Coooooffeeee…. *laughs* I’m not the biggest coffee person, but right now, it sounds like bliss. On the whole, the first leg of travel… Read more »

Nearly Ready

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Tomorrow is the day we set off. This picture was from a trip to the store to grab a few last-minute bits, and I took this while waiting for Z to get checked out (I take the girls past the tills so they’re not in the way). I’ve got my non-suitcase bags to finish sorting, but it’s coming along. I… Read more »

It’s Getting Real

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Today’s task for the fam was to get our cases packed for our holiday. Z is a mega-star and sorted out his case, and the girls’ cases, leaving just mine to me. I’ve probably packed too much because that’s what I tend to do, but at least it’s done. Tomorrow I’ll have to deal with my other bags, but those… Read more »

Out of Doors

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I had a routine ob/gyn appointment this afternoon, which meant a brisk walk through the village to and from the surgery. I couldn’t help but notice all the lovely flowers on the way, so here’s a sampling of what I saw on my way around. But, most importantly, the appointment being over means that I can *finally* move into thinking… Read more »

Sassi-nation

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Assassination via cuteness? I don’t really know, ha ha. I do know that I am in good spirits though! I had a spiffing bath, and am reaping the reward that is the badass feeling of clean hair. I also made a dent in the work that I wanted to get done before we go on vacation, so that was also… Read more »