– 141 – how many is too many?

Houston we have a problem. It’s the scarves.  There’s too many. I did a half Mary Kondo… I collected them all and dumped the big pile on the table Quite a frightening sight to be honest, things had obviously gone completely out of hand, but with the help of a few baskets and a rubbish…

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– 134 – postcards from Tuscany

I’m writing this wearing a huge wool cardigan and looking at the grey sky through the kitchen window.  We arrived back home yesterday afternoon… under the rain… and whilst for a split second the fresh air was welcome after the torrid heat of Italy, the novelty factor soon wore off. We were all kind of…

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– 133 – a Tuscan wedding

So… apologies for not being very present around here of late… but we had a wedding!  My little sister got married on a very hot Tuscan day and it was fabulous. I should have taken more photos… but I just enjoyed the day and only remembered here and there. The ceremony took place at this…

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– 131 – postcards from Tuscany

Sunday’s ritual. Drive down to the nearest village, Pieve Santo Stefano, built around a very small river Tiber, the one that flows through Rome.  It’s been an incredibly dry summer so the water level here is super low. Sunday Mass. which contains one of the famous ceramic works of Giovanni della Robbia . then a…

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– 130 – postcards from Tuscany

We’re on the move again. I know, I know… To be fair I love it.  I get itchy feet a lot… living out of a suitcase does not bother me in the least. Anyway, we’ve come for the annual visit yes, but my sister is getting married here next week and my parents will be…

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– 122 – a trip to the reclamation yard

Who doesn’t love a good reclamation yard? When Mr M dragged my out of bed this morning to keep him company I might have winged a little (in my excuse I was hungry… I’m never good before breakfast). We visited Ronson Reclamation in Gloucester. We had a little mission but mostly we just looked around…

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– 100 – computer sleeve

Sometimes I wonder about karma. The karma that found me less then 24 hrs before our taxi collects us for the airport racing through town to find shoes for No 3 whose feet have seemingly overnight grown too long for his walking shoes.  I have officially the shortest feet in the household.  Weird. The karma…

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– 94 – white ball

Last night Mr M and I were attended a fundraising ‘white ball’ organised by Dr Dawn Harper in aid of Action Medical Research. We had a table full of friends and a fun night in aid of a really good cause. The whole ‘white’ theme was interesting however…  A whole room full of people dressed…

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– 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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