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Tentative attempts to touch Emma

Mirinda decided today was a day of rest. Her decision had nothing to do with it being Mother’s Day (mors dag) here in Sweden. It had even less to do with the fact that it was a Sunday. While not … Continue reading

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The ring on the finger’s enough

Most mornings, after finishing and publishing my blog post, I’ll have a look back at various old posts from around the same time. It never ceases to amaze me how much they have changed. I started off writing in a … Continue reading

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Burn the boats!

When I woke up this morning, the predicted rain was falling outside. I looked out of the window and sighed. It looked like I’d be getting wet on my walk to the ICA. And I could almost hear the mozzies … Continue reading

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Four straight lines and a heart

I popped into Trosa this morning in order to collect the book I need for next week’s SFI classes and checked out the sign in the window of the ex-SEB building. Rather than anything concrete about the bank leaving, it … Continue reading

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Wonderful things about Tig

This week is turning out to be full of new arrivals. Today, especially, saw the arrival of the newest member of our family. Henrik brought it over this afternoon, all the way from Nyköping. Meet Tig II. (Tig I is … Continue reading

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Swimming in our own soup

For the last little while, Freya has been worrying her ear. A vigorous scratch with a paw here, a shake of the head there, as if something was living in there, buzzing around, nibbling, being generally annoying. She has also … Continue reading

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Adventures in decking – the beginning

One thing we miss from Farnham is the terrace. Having a large outside space that, seamlessly, goes from the inside to the outside, is something we’d got very used to over the years. In particular, the ability to eat al … Continue reading

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Little legged sheep

At around 2am today, I felt a strange rumble in my lower torso. Obviously, I’d been asleep but it woke me up with an insistence that I didn’t want to contemplate. There was, however, a choice. Go back to sleep … Continue reading

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Gary loves art

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre was the first woman to compose an opera in France and is the first female classical composer I think I’ve heard of. She was born in around 1665 and died in 1729. She was also … Continue reading

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Cash transaction blues

The other day, on my way to the ICA, I spotted an odd little construction. Or destruction, depending on the way you look at things. It was a rectangular feature with two holes cut into the ground. The feature, which … Continue reading

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