Monthly Archives: November 2020

Back on the Slab

There was a big surprise in our letterbox today. In all the time we’ve been here, we’ve only had one piece of mail. I check every day but come up empty handed. Then, today, I opened the lid and there … Continue reading

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First day of advent

We came home to a present today. Hanging on the door handle was a long gift bag. Inside was a card, a small plastic bag and a bottle of glögg. By the door there was also a plastic crate with … Continue reading

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Read more than one page

Imagine a car park called Tony. Imagine three giant lipstick holders with marble for the colour. Imagine a mad tea party where the March Hare has rather impressive breasts and Alice does something sexual to the Mad Hatter before eating … Continue reading

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Festive hedge

The dining chairs have done for me! Today, obviously spending far too long in one, my back complained to the point where I had to lie down for a bit. They really are very uncomfortable. Consequently, I’m writing this sat … Continue reading

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A discrete prostitute from Marseille

The 840 bus into Tyresö Centrum takes 15 minutes. It takes me about ten minutes to walk to the bus stop. The bus stops underneath the Centrum overpass and about two minutes from the entrance. It’s all very simple. I … Continue reading

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God gets his hand back

The weather turned today. From hovering around the zero mark, it suddenly warmed up. It was 9° for most of the day. There was a bit of drizzle to go with it but I only needed the one t-shirt. Not … Continue reading

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Do you have spiky balls?

A drizzly, damp day with rare moments of no rain. The temperature was low as well. All in all a good day to spend doing the laundry. And not leaving the house. Mirinda left the house a few times. She … Continue reading

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I’ve missed the glorious taste of hazelnut

Uppsätra is a croft in the Tyresö Nature reserve. Or, more accurately, it was a croft. Today there’s only a few blocks of hewn stone left to show where it was. Back in 1674, a farmhand who worked at a … Continue reading

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Nearly enough to wake the dead

Imagine a woodland, trees not too close together and dotted among the trunks, gravestones. Small plots of ground in front of the memorials, indicate where ashes may have been scattered. Some inscriptions are for individuals but the vast majority are … Continue reading

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Staying inside, staying dry

Today it rained. And rained. Wild, squally rain. Lashing, wet and cold. Sitting at the dining table, the noise on the side window didn’t stop all day. I’d say it was easily the most unpleasant day so far. It didn’t … Continue reading

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