*98* a day at Wimbledon

‘Wimbledon’ is as English as it’s possibly be… as English as strawberries and cream (sadly, I didn’t have any…) and Pimm’s (… ahem… moving on swiftly) and on a superbly sunny day like yesterday it was pretty glorious. (It is, however, incredibly and anachronistically white/middle class English… not quite, not at all actually, a true […]

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*95* postcards from Italy

One more posts. Just for me. So I can remember. Cesena: It was a fab few days. They could have been filled with longing and sadness but instead it was laughter and fondness and remembering and the certainty that leaving all those years ago had been absolutely the right thing to do. Friends, real friends, […]

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*94* postcards from Italy

Day 2. I woke up in my parents’ place in Tuscany… … and had to force myself to get up… it’s such a relaxing place I feel immediately lazy and chilled there… … the weather is incredible, really really hot. Not that I’m complaining! I then drove to my home town to have breakfast in […]

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*93* postcards from Italy

These are ‘piadine’ (plural, ‘piadina’ singular, let’s get things straight). And they are delicious. It’s a food typical of this region ‘Romagna’, the eastern side of Emilia Romagna, it is a flat bread usually made with white flour, lard or olive oil, salt and water. The dough was traditionally cooked on a terracotta dish, although […]

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*90* recap

Can’t believe it’s been a week. It was a busy week, ‘to be fairs’ (teenage lingo… stick with me)… culminated with me sleeping three hours Saturday afternoon and then 12 hours straight that night. I just can’t hack it anymore. ok, let’s see if I can remember it all… I went to see this movie […]

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*80* Hay Festival

What a gorgeous day I had today! Met my friend Claire for our annual Hay Festival day and I must say … glorious. It didn’t rain for the second year running – bonus – and we chose three very different but amazing talks to go to. Event no 1 – Markus Zusack, author of the […]

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*76* Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Yesterday Mr M and I had a rare and delightful day out which didn’t involved hockey or cricket or any other ‘ball’ activity. Just the two of us… and thousands other people, admiring gardens, smelling roses, eating ice cream (and dropping it… right darling?)… It was gorgeous, even though I’m absolutely knackered today! So, here […]

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*67* … hi…

And breeeeath… In the past 7 days I went out five evenings. It’s was too much. Fabulous, all of it, but way too much. Maybe it’s my age but I need time to process things and recover now! I feel my brain is full from all the things I’ve seen, the conversations I’ve had… not […]

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*58* Easter weekend in pictures

The weather was glorious. Finally. Spent a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon in a deserted College library… oh my god… terrifying… just weird… like the set of a scary movie. Had to get out of there. Fast. Missed No 3 and Mr away on hockey tour in sunny Holland. Easter Sunday meant lots of […]

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*57* a day in London

Yesterday I took a day out from College work and mum-duty to spend a day in London with my sister in law. We crammed a lot in and walked for miles and miles and it was so much fun. The weather was glorious for the first time in weeks too. First stop, the Serpentine Gallery […]

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