*54* musings

It occurred to me a nights ago that this June will be 30 years since I finish secondary school. Incidentally it’s also 30 years since I left Italy but that’s a different story. (Or is it?) Anyway, I got thinking about the people I had spent five hours daily with and set about to retrace […]

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*51* Saturday

Husband: out visiting his mum No 1: upstairs, revising for his exams No 2: out supporting the town hockey team No 3: on a plane on his way to Cyprus kindly invited by a friend. Me: at the kitchen table, talking to no one, the dishwasher playing in the background. On the table: the program […]

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*50* poetry Monday

Last night I couldn’t sleep. Earlier there had been some sort of disturbance in front of our house, maybe ‘kids’ (big kids) just messing about, maybe not, there was a football, yes, but there was a lot of shouting and it was late and it was dark, not the time to be out there. And […]

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*49* day out – Chastleton House

For the first time in ages, and I mean… months, yesterday we had a free Saturday; no sport commitment, no school events, no family duties. Nothing. And the sun was shining. I promised you it felt like we were on holiday! ‘The big boys’ were on a hockey tournament miles and miles away, Mr took […]

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*41* musings

I originally started this post moaning about being in a kind of funk. Too many thoughts. Never a good thing. And then I thought, no. Funk, schmunk…. it hasn’t been a bad week despite being without dishwasher till tomorrow (god, I hate washing dishes by hand)… and the dog vomiting her dinner on my white […]

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*31* while the cat’s away

While the cat’s away skiing under a sunny sky in Switzerland, the mouse… leaves her stuff on the table for days. The mouse is very happy about that. On the kitchen table right now 10 books: one on psychoanalysis and women, three on rhetoric, three on Angela Carter, one on racism, one about the influence […]

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*27* wellbeing

In my ongoing quest to use less plastic (and subconsciously drive the boys mad) I re-directed my attention to shampoos. Always in unavoidable plastic bottles (… I get it, glass in the shower could be hazardous… eye roll) and always needed. I understand there are people out there that advocated never to wash their hair… […]

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*25* still here

My head is playing up. I could rename last week ‘migraine week… and just when I thought my head was behaving … BANG… I’m reaching for the meds again today… very frustrating. As a consequence I’ve been fuzzy all the time and well… something had to give: the blog was parked for a while. Mr […]

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*19* random Tuesday

How’s your day going? I’ve just been told our house needs a new roof. It’s going that well. I’ve just been in the attic and saw mould and condensation and the reason why there’s water pouring from the bathroom ceiling. That well… It’s going so well I’ve just had to rescue baby clothes I had kept […]

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*6* what would you do…

What would you do if you won an obscene amount of money? Hypothetically. Let’s imagine you won the lottery… and you’ve sorted out your nearest and dearest, your favourite charities, and the nice neighbour that always water your plants etc. etc…. and you still had a whole sack load of money left over… (And you […]

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