*127* musings (…not that amusing…)

… 2ndweek of Uni underway.  Initial thoughts?  Many and varied ones. (This post has nothing to do with fruit crumble by the way, the photos are just here for the ‘bants’). It’s a strange feeling to be sitting in a room with young people the same age as my eldest, trying not to act like a ‘mum’ […]

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*126* music Friday

with a little bit of literature thrown in… Did you know that ‘Abbey Road’, the Beatles’ final album was released today? I didn’t, someone just told me so I’m sharing. Growing up in Italy yes I knew who The Beatles were, of course, but I wasn’t really a major fan – unlike my mother who […]

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*125* Tombland by CJ Sansom

History. I love history. I cannot believe it when people say it’s boring or useless or ‘they hate it’… to me that stinks of bad teaching, not bad subject… I mean, how can you not be interested in ‘stories’? in people? in what happened to people? that’s what’s history is all about after all… Currently […]

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*124* happy birthday, Boss…

I was 15 when I first heard Bruce’s music. It was 1985, a bunch of tapes on my bedroom floors and I can honestly say it felt like he was talking to me, me alone, me personally… I became – slightly – obsessed, I translated all his songs into Italian because I wanted to know […]

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*123* baby floor quilt

My cousin has the most gorgeous baby daughter. Seriously ovary-twitching cute. She’s soooo cute as a matter of fact that I made her a 2nd quilt and she’s not even one. I was asked to make more of a floor mat than a quilt, really thick and insulated for winter playing on hard floors. The […]

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*122* The Testaments (Margaret Atwood) – contains spoilers

Never mind I have four other books patiently waiting for me to talk about them… let me be topical and up to date for once. I pre-ordered this book months ago but had totally forgotten about it… I’m always wary of ‘follow-ups’ and let’s face it how can you improve on the chilling perfection that […]

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*121* what I read on holiday

Books, books, let’s talk about books again because it’s been a while and I have lots of them to share with you lovely people. Assuming there’s someone out there.. So, three books in just over two weeks isn’t bad going, but let’s face it, there were two long flights, lots of train journeys and a […]

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*120* postcards from Japan

Last day. We’re back in Tokyo for just over 24 hours and after travelling for two weeks the city feels familiar: the noise, the smell, the sounds… it’s why I love travelling so much, this feeling that even the most diverse place can be a little bit like home. We have a wonder through the […]

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*119* postcards from Japan, Kyoto/Kanazawa

On our last morning in Kyoto I packed quickly and visited another temple… Kiyomizudera-dera… the main hall was unfortunately under repair but you can still visit inside and get an idea of how amazing it is, all built out of dark wood, sitting majestically on the side of the hill on the eastern side of […]

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