– 2018/7 – look around

You may or may not have picked up on the fact that my parents have left Italy and moved to England a couple of months ago.  Very brave move at their age, but also one that has had unexpected consequences for me on two fronts.  First, and I’ve mentioned this already, I feel like I…

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– 2018/6 – a treat

I have a love hate relationship with the sheer amount of ‘sales’ happening this time of the year. ‘Love’ because let’s face it… who doesn’t enjoy saving a few pennies, but also ‘hate’ – actually ‘resentment’ would be a more accurate description – because there’s a sort of subliminal pressure in having to buy ‘in…

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– 2018/4 – urge to purge

I don’t know about you but this time of year I feel the total urge of purging my cupboards, to sort out the unwanted things, the old clothes, the out of date food and spices… to get rid of the superfluous and the useless, the unused and the extra.  January is for cleansing.   I…

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– 2018/2 – postcard from Maldives

Really good 2nd day of the year… We chartered the hotel boat ‘Horizon’ for a day around the Atoll and the weather was good today too. (Can’t say it was brilliant all the time…) (And you can tell from the boys’ body language how happy they are to pose for a photo… ‘eye roll’… do…

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– 2018/1 – postcards from the Maldives

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! This is us last night.  ‘White party’  on the island (yes,  you can roll your eyes… I did), they gave the boys white hats and I got a feather boa (… I was secretly very pleased… shhh) Today we snorkelled and hang out in the pool… and then No 3 had his…

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– 186 – postcards from the Maldives

Where to begin… chronologically?  bit boring but it’s the simpler way…  I’m currently sitting in bed drinking coffee and facing the door to the outside of our villa.  It’s open to the most luscious equatorial rain I’ve ever seen.  It looks beautiful if you ignore the fact that … well… it’s a bit annoying to…

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