– 93 – baseball and me

The first baseball game I’ve ever been to was in 1988… I was 18 years old, spending the summer at my AFS sister’s house in Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Brewers were part of my education.  (I also attended Summer Fest where we twisted to a Chubby Checker concert,  caught a 17lb salmon on lake Michigan,…

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– 92 – Malvern Festival of Quilts

… It’s been so long since I visited that it’s almost embarrassing writing about it, but here we go. First of all a confession:  it wasn’t my favourite show. All the quilts exposed had been skilfully done but not many grabbed my attention and made me run back home to the sewing machine with a…

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– 91 – poetry Monday

A life in Dreams (by Jacob Sam-La Rose) There have been teeth falling loose from their sockets like a shower of petals or bones. There has been treacle; attempts to run against a gravity wound so tight tight single steps were futile, a travelling nowhere, a running on the spot, a fanged leer and a gnarled…

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– 89 – holiday planning

Everything was sorted.  Flights, accommodations, car… maps and passports and visas… the dog/house sitter booked, regular deliveries cancelled…  I was soooooo on top of it I was scaring myself.  (a part from sun screen… still needed sun protection…) AND THEN… we got hit by a ‘heat wave’. If you don’t live in the UK you…

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– 86 – sashiko jeans

I think I can genuinely blame Ali for this one. She’s the one who texted me a picture of a pair of denim from Anthropologie covered in sashiko embroidery.  She sowed the seed. And then that seed grew and grew and when I saw a pair of jeans in my size down to the most…

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– 85 – ‘crazy feeling’ sweater

Such a fast knit! … and as it turned out well times as the weather after teasing us with sun and high temperatures for a couple of week has gone back to ‘bleh’ again. This was a ‘kit’ from ‘Wool and the gang’  – which you can purchase ‘here‘, if you’re interested.  I don’t know…

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– 84 – ‘polpette’

‘Meatballs’. I’ve been in a real ‘food funk’ lately.  Bored of cooking the same old stuff, bored of children with unadventurous taste buds, bored of juggling different mealtimes due to various commitments.. (seriously why scheduling a cricket match for 12.00pm???? It stays light till gone nine o’clock, surely the power that be could give family…

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