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Friday, April 9, 2021


The news is full of nothing else but the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. We will get this for days now. Then they will plan the funeral and the procession. The only people who are looking forward to it all are the flower sellers. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Tooth Out!

Finally had my tooth pulled this morning. The Novocain was so strong I could have pulled it out myself with a pair of plyers. (If I had the guts). Life is on the up. Everyone is talking about coming out of Lock-down and with a warm spell over the Easter Holiday, things look good. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Covid Jab

Had my first Covid jab yesterday in Peterborough. Easy and fast. All I have to do now is get rid of this horrible toothache! Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

One Year on

It is now one year since the S&P 500 dropped to its low point. Wiping out the fortunes of many, but my account did climb back up. It did teach me to get out out of currencies and stay in stocks, but at least I'm still here to talk about it. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 8, 2021


This is a photo of my home town taken by the Luftwaffe in 1939, I think it was about the 3rd day of the war. They thought the factory was important, although when they bombed it they missed and hit a hen house. The chickens were shaken but not stirred. Sign in to see full entry.

Still here

Just a note to say I'm still here, even though I've nothing to say. Maybe better to say nothing than bore you all with a lot of nonsense about Chickens and floods and neighbours. I want to keep the account open, and I'm still toying with creative writing, but let's face it, the whole world and their brother are writing stories right now. Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Down but not out!

The whole market is down at the lowest point of the week. This looks like a horror show right now, but I just watched a video in which a guy pointed out that the 10-year yield Bonds went up. This means money flowed there and not the stock market. But he also pointed out that there was so little take-up of the bonds it looks like there is no appetite to buy us US debt. Bonds can't go up much more, and the market will go crazy once people are allowed out to spend their money. A bit worried, but we... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Big Risks!

As of the time of writing the S&P500 is well down. I'm running at about $150 loss of the markets at the moment but hopefully, it's going up. This is the only way you can ever make any money from the market. It's a big headache waiting to see if you are even going to get your money back. But I've never come across anything else. This time last year was one of the biggest dips in the market ever. I held onto my positions and luck came out on my side. I had to move the stop-losses, which is... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 18, 2021


Our local town is Stamford. And the road system has changed little since the Victorian age. In the old days, there was no such thing as Tarmac so they just used ash from the fires. This was just trampled in and they hoped for the best. As you can imagine, road repair was just luck. But when the army came in during the war, they surfaced most of the roads with Tarmac. Many of the roads around here have never been serviced since. So when Potholes spring up the Council just hope a magic fairy is... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Water-water everywhere!

We had a burst pipe in the village yesterday and had to ration water for 48 hours. Now it was not just a matter of no shaving or washing up, we were worried about drinking water, and more importantly, Mother was worried about water for her horse. Just makes you think about how little it takes to knock us back to the middle ages. Ironic really, as the name of our village is: Tinwell. Which some people took to mean Village of the 10 Wells. Some of the old houses still have wells in their cellars,... Sign in to see full entry.

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