– 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this time of year I feel the total urge of purging my cupboards, to sort out the unwanted things, the old clothes, the out of date food and spices… to get rid of the superfluous and the useless, the unused and the extra.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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– 2018/1 – 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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– 185 –

The first thing I did when I got up this morning was painting my toe nails.  Coral Pink.  And I put on a layer of clear ‘gel’ to make it last longer too. Why am I telling you this?  I have no idea.  Another early morning, another quiet morning if you don’t count the dog…

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– 184 – recap

As I’m writing it’s still dark outside and the boys, already on holiday are still asleep.  Mr M has left for work and the dog is looking at me wondering why I won’t let her out.  She’ll bark and annoy the neighbours so I’m trying to wait till at least 8am.  She doesn’t like it.…

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– 179 –

I always hit a bit of a mental slump this time of the year.  Maybe it’s because of the heightened level of commitments, maybe it the early sunsets and long period of darkness, maybe it’s simply that there are so many ‘things’ to do that I feel slightly claustrophobic.  Is there such thing as ‘commitment…

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– 176 – poetry Monday

  Ed e’ subito sera  (by Salvatore Quasimodo) Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world pierced by a ray of sunlight, and suddenly it is evening.   My parents have moved out of Italy. Yesterday. They now live in the same town, not very far at all. I was so wrapped up in…

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– 173 – random ramblings

… am I the only one who gets really annoyed by ‘Black Friday’?  First of all… it’s not an English thing…  Thanksgiving is not a holiday we celebrate, people are at work, it’s a normal Thursday so there’s absolutely no need to have a special Friday in which to instigate a shopping frenzy.  Doesn’t make…

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– 166 – Louise Bourgeois

… One more post about my trip and then I’ll stop, I promise! I didn’t know much about the sculptor Louise Bourgeois aside from her giant spider sculptures and her later life visceral prints… as a matter of fact one of her spiders was on show at the MoMA and boy, that thing was HUGE.…

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