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When white goods turn bad

Camilla, our landlady, was not best pleased this evening. She had been led to believe that the people they bought the tumble dryer from were reputable. As she said to me, her face grim and unforgiving, one failure you can … Continue reading

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The Mardi Gras Goat

I have always been clumsy. I have always had the innate ability to walk into what appears to be an empty room and bump my toe on the smallest and only object on the floor. I’m like a magnet for … Continue reading

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What’s up with WhatsApp?

According to Jean Jacques Rousseau, a landscape park is the source of the good and attracts the best character traits of man which are selflessness, honesty and true wisdom. He advocated the creation of them in the 18th century. Starting … Continue reading

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A splendid view of the loo

Tonight, being a Saturday, we ate out. Given the news of my shared heroism in the week, we decided it would be a celebration meal. Because of this, I had pizza and beer. Normally I’d have finished with ice cream … Continue reading

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A teetotal version of a vegetarian sausage

Wikipedia turned 20 today. I read an article that claimed that the majority of articles on Wikipedia are more accurate than, say, the Encyclopaedia Britannica. However, the article went on to say that a lot of Wikipedia is either untrue … Continue reading

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Snowy joy

We had a lovely lot of snow last night. I know a lot of people don’t like snow, but I’m definitely not one of them. I love it. I think it makes the world look so much nicer. And, of … Continue reading

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Toss the Tree Out the Window Day

At 03:45 this morning, Emma licked my fingers in a clear signal that she wanted to go out to the loo. Freya followed us downstairs and, having first checked the time in the kitchen, I took them outside to ablute. … Continue reading

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My so-called life (story)

It seems that when you order something through amazon.se it might get delivered to your house. It is also a possibility it will be delivered to the nearest post office. Experience has taught me that if the item is supplied … Continue reading

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The rudeness of strangers

Before we came to Sweden, we’d read how Swedes tend to be a bit standoffish when it comes to strangers. How they are very family oriented to the exclusion of all else. Since being here, on the whole, we have … Continue reading

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We can be heroes!

A few editions of the Talking Newspaper ago, I read a piece from the local Surrey MP, Jeremy Hunt. He was looking for nominations from Herald readers. These nominations were for persons or groups who had been ‘Covid Heroes’ throughout … Continue reading

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