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Monday, 31 August 2015

Boxes, boxes everywhere

The unpacking of boxes is continuing but the end is in sight. The arranging and rearranging of furniture continues. Tomorrow the contractors will finish the installation of new windows, inshallah. Yes, normal life should be resumed very shortly.

As we approach autumn, wasps are trying to come indoors. Once inside, they fly up to the top of the conservatory and then expend several hours of buzzing around and flying madly from one side to the other. I don't fear wasps but all the buzzing makes it difficult to ignore them so I retreat to another room to read in peace. This morning I used the vacuum cleaner to clear around twenty corpses from the conservatory.

Actually, the reading for my next talk (Wellington Invades France 1813/14) is going well. I have finished Ian Robertson's very well written "Wellington Invades France" and used the excellent maps and diagrams in the Osprey Campaign book "Bayonne and Toulouse" by Nick Lipscombe. I have started reading more background material with the Peninsular War section of Richard Holmes' biography of Wellington.

Break time over - back to the boxes....

Delivered by the postman on Saturday

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