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One day at a time

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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One day at a time

Ok. Can I just ask you this one question? Which do you think is the most aesthetically pleasing advent calendar? Is it this one, crafted from wood, hand-painted in dove grey with touches of pale teal and terracotta, and complete with its own personal Santa loitering by the door:   Or this one? A tacky, […]

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Stormy weather

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Stormy weather

So it’s 25 years and a day since poor old Michael Fish downplayed the greatest storm to lash southern England for a billion years, or something. Terrible for him. The one time anybody ever listened to the weather forecast, and his seaweed let him down. Yes, I know it’s more complicated than that, but I […]

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Hot cross buns, anyone?

Sunday, April 8, 2012

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Hot cross buns, anyone?

I find Easter a bit of a tricky one. Christmas, now, that’s easy to celebrate. Everyone can get behind the idea of the birth of a baby being Good News, and if it’s a baby that’s going to save the world, then yay, tinsel and crackers all round. But Easter …. is that really a […]

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Sweet thought

Friday, March 23, 2012

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Sweet thought

Unexpected acts of kindness are so lovely, aren’t they? Yesterday, via email, I received a recipe for dairy-free brownies from a friend who had just heard about Child 2′s lactose intolerance. I admit that I used to be one of those harsh souls who believe a lot of diet troubles are fads. ‘We never had all these […]

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Kindling excitment

Friday, September 16, 2011

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Kindling excitment

Well, I’m in a state of major excitement today as it has finally occurred to me to put my book on Kindle. My older brother suggested this to me a year ago, and sent me links to various US authors who have, by now, bought islands in the Caribbean on the strength of their voodoo/vampire/psycho […]

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The Gallery – Grandparents

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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The Gallery – Grandparents

This week lovely Tara’s Gallery theme is Grandparents. In my case, it’s more specifically Grandmother. My grandmother was one of those larger-than-life people who cannot get on a bus without making friends with the people sitting next to her, the people down the other end, and the conductor too. She was the life and soul. […]

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