Monthly Archives: August 2012


This week I found out an old boyfriend of mine died last year. I hadn’t seen him for a while, and we had no shared friends, so I found out through facebook, of all things. It’s an odd thing to … Continue reading

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what i have

Sometimes I sit outside and think of all the things I don’t have. I don’t have room for chickens, or a lawn to lie on in the sunshine. I don’t have a private space to sit in my dressing gown … Continue reading

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  So much for my post-a-day week off plans! I do apologise, things went slightly awry. Still, I can show you these pictures from our cheerful weekend away at a little festival last weekend. Most importantly, of course, was the … Continue reading

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  This week has been all about food. I don’t seem to have taken photos of anything else (except a couple of cheery little bunnies that were hopping outside the office window yesterday afternoon). Peter’s birthday last weekend started with … Continue reading


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friday potterings

Yesterday was gorgeously sunny. I was startled out of bed by a friend ringing the doorbell – I had actually invited her, and then entirely forgotten she was coming (I invited her last week too, and she forgot then, so … Continue reading

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no weeding this year, thank you

Things have taken a not-very-photogenic turn around here lately. There’s not much gardening going on, not much sewing, or knitting, or making, or baking. I’ve been having a bit of a reassessment of goals and plans and life in general, … Continue reading

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join me for a run

This marathon is getting closer (only nine weeks away now!) and I’ve been running more and more. I’m still slow, of course, and I walk quite a lot of my jaunts, especially the uphill bits. Happily, that means I get … Continue reading

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