– 2018/132 – last postcards from Paris

You will be glad to see this is the last post about our stay in Paris… as I’m writing this I’m sitting at my kitchen table at home having just been food shopping, having sorted out a locksmith because our front door won’t let us out, sorted out the gate people because they didn’t show […]

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– 2018/113 – Earth Thursday

sooooo, silly title I know, but I’ve been trying to change a few things around here – here as in real-life here as opposed to blog here – and one of the first things I did was, weirdly, change our toilette rolls buying habits.  Maybe you’re interested and maybe you’re not, and if you are […]

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– 2018/107 – 48 years of books (2009)

Let the great world spin by Calum McCann. I loved this book.  In fact, I might go as far as saying that it shot straight into my top ten ever favourite books in the company of ‘the narrow road to the deep North’ by Richard Flanagan and  ‘all the light we cannot see’ by Anthony […]

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– 2018/106 – birthday weekend, part 2

I have so many things to talk to you about this week I don’t know where to start… three books (three!!), a tidy studio (rare occurrence), a finished quilt (even rarer than a tidy studio)… geesh… first things first though; what I want to share is the beautiful visit to Hauser & Wirth Somerset.  We […]

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– 2018/104 – birthday weekend, part 1

I had a fabulous birthday.  Fabulous, daaaahling! After sending the boys to school we leisurely drove to Babington House where we had a most delicious lunch with friends and then chilled out in the spa.  You know when you’re so relaxed that you lose the sense of time? That. Can you believe it was once […]

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– 2018/96 – RHS Chelsea Flower Show

There are certain ‘dates’ in the yearly event diary of this country that are so unmistakably English, so entrenched in the psyche and fabric of life of the people here that to miss them, or to ignore them is to really miss out on something that would help you to understand what it is like […]

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– 2018/94 – an afternoon with the Stones…

Believe it or not, Mr M had never seen Stonehenge before Sunday despite living all his life less than two hours away… that had to be remedied. The boys were busy (and had already been anyway) so we had an impromptu date and drove through the glorious sunny British countryside, yellow fields, not a cloud […]

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– 2018/81 a day in Bath

I was going to talk to you about the latest book I read, which I really enjoyed and left me wanting to read more… but instead I got roped into driving my parents and their guest to Bath for the day. (Actually, I was going to write about it yesterday but ended up spending 3 […]

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– 2018/73 – basket bags galore

Isn’t the weather glorious today? My mind is positively fizzing with joy…  I’ve had to dive into my summer drawer for a short sleeve top and I’m wearing sandals… perhaps I might take my straw bag for a walk too later… It seems to me that basket bags are absolutely everywhere at the moment, don’t […]

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– 2018/53 – ‘Hush’ clothing

Yesterday I took a day off from ‘mum-things’ to do ‘me-things’ and attended a ‘Hush‘ clothing lunch in Bath with a friend. (We may or may not have popped into Anthropologie (sales!!!)… it depends if Mr M is reading this or not… Anthro? noooo not me… why, would I? Geesh.. or YEAH SALES! deep green […]

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