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Into the grossness

There are times when I really, really wish I had a gas mask at home. Something that would cover my nose and mouth, allowing me to happily carry out housework tasks without having to smell them. Or taste them. Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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What's the point of umbrellas?

Storm Brendan appeared to have blown himself out. This morning, while grey, was dry and not windy at all. This is a complete change to the last few days. Not that the park is particularly dry. Splodgy would be closer … Continue reading

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One of Puccini's lesser known works

I find it difficult having favourites. My favourite movie is, in fact, five movies. My favourite book is probably about ten. If I had to choose a favourite city, it would most likely be the one I’m in. And, likewise, … Continue reading

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News not fit to print

I returned to the gym this morning. It’s the first time since December 3 last year. Because of Paris, Bath, Florence and gout, I’ve been waiting. And this morning the wait was over. I reckon I might ache tomorrow. One … Continue reading

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Unfair?

Before drifting off to sleep I generally read a few pages. To be truthful I usually only manage one. Except when I have an early night and can get through a chapter. The books I tend to read before sleep … Continue reading

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Not much happened today

Mirinda returned to guitar class today. She then had her usual Holly Bush brunch before coming home and working on her next blog post. I haven’t talked much about her blog because it’s to do with her research and work. … Continue reading

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Need a loo?

Being a Friday and with the gradual return to life in the Normal Lane, I spent most of it researching soldiers. Mirinda, also grasping the mettle of work, spent most of the day on the phone. She has a big … Continue reading

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Knitting pouches for koalas

It was a glorious morning today. This was reversed in the early afternoon with torrential rain but, for the pre-lunch part of the day, it was gorgeous. In fact, it was so gorgeous that Mirinda took the girls for an … Continue reading

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Unexpected Wednesday roast

Today my cake was ready to be sliced and devoured. Well, a wedge of it anyway. It’s far too dense for more than a slice to be devoured at any single sitting. Actually, I released it a bit early as … Continue reading

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When did they stop being stations?

Three older ladies boarded the train with me this morning. They were all dolled up in their finery as if they were off to the theatre. Or a WI luncheon. Or the opening of a new art gallery. Where ever … Continue reading

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