Stephen Chapman

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This week I have been…

ImageListening… to the best of Joan Armatrading. A strange choice you may think, but Pete bought the LP on vinyl and I’ve therefore been listening to it vicariously and enjoying the songs a lot.

Selling… some unwanted stuff on eBay. We all have items that could be sold and this week we sold the rowing machine (that we bought on eBay in the first place) as it was never used and a couple of other things. I actually enjoy selling things and making a profit. We also cleared out lots of books and Oxfam was the beneficiary.

Laying back and… enjoying my first ever proper wet shave by the oldest barber in the world (according to the Guinness book of records). It lasted over 30 minutes and consisted of massages, oils, lots of foam and a very sharp cutthroat razor.

Attending… an event at Buckingham Palace. I’m a bit of a republican at heart, but it was nice to see around the gardens. And they are huge, with acres of lawns, flowerbeds, trees, stream and lake all rarely used these days – and in the middle of the city. We walked to one far point and there was a small building which must be used as a place to sit, relax and look out over the beautiful gardens. Behind it was the huge wall with barbed wire on top – in a way it felt like a prison.

Entertained… by comedians at one of the local theatres. It wasn’t until yesterday that I remembered something Richard Herring said (and I am paraphrasing a bit): “I used to think that I didn’t want to die young having failed to achieve certain things. But it’s actually far worse dying old and not achieving them.”

Lazing… on our nice new sofa. The old one had died, so had to go. It’s strange how exciting such a delivery can be…. sad eh?!

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This entry was posted on July 14, 2013 by in Me, music, Television and tagged , , , .

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