Monthly Archives: December 2012

for today..

Outside my window… it’s raining. I can hear the water pouring from the roof where the gutter needs fixing. Listening harder, there are birds singing. I am thinking… that I am tired. A disturbed night, woken again by rain dripping … Continue reading

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frugal friday – using what you have

Help yourself to a bun. That’s mincemeat in the middle, and orange-and-cinnamon glaze. They’re rather robust, but if you put them on top of the toaster for a few seconds they soften up nicely, I promise. There’s rather a lot, … Continue reading

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I planned to write about traditions tonight. About how I used to feel like everything had to be the same at Christmas. Putting the tree up on mum’s birthday. Watching ‘Father Christmas’ and ‘The Snowman’. Opening stockings in bed. Lately … Continue reading

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sunday pruning

(Aren’t these sparkly Christmassy buns jolly? My mum brought them yesterday, and we had the last for breakfast in bed this morning). I’ve been meaning to tackle the lilac for a while. It’s right outside the kitchen window, and provides … Continue reading

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‘its shape is both strange and marvellous…’

A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture with this book in. Maria asked me about it, and other people expressed an interest, and I’ve been meaning to take photos of the inside, but it’s been all dark and … Continue reading

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conscious living in november (or frugal friday – on a saturday)

As usual, I’m late joining Robyn in Frugal Friday this week. And I want to tie it in with my conscious living post for November, which I’m only just writing, even though it’s December (really?? goodness!), so I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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