– 2018/177 – small steps

Sunday morning Husband asleep.  Dog asleep.  Two teenagers asleep.  One teenager currently getting ready to go to London with friends to watch a game of American Football:  for some reason that I have yet to understand the Philadelphia Eagles are playing the Jacksonville Jaguars… in London.  Slightly baffling… or maybe it’s just me. I’m loving […]

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– 2018/166 – small steps

Just quick one today… crazy week, don’t make me go there, we would all be sorry… I’ve been meaning to mention these things for ages because I think they’re really good. Let’s start from the beginning: First, I have a tumble dryer.  I love it.  My tumble dryer is on a lot (less so in […]

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– 2018/164 – clay pigeon shooting

… you know when a bored friend sends you a random email suggesting a random activity and you’re bored too so you accept and the main reason is that because you’re both probably having a middle age existential crisis? Yes, that. First of all let me tell you something.  I don’t like guns.  If it […]

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– 2018/162 – individual sticky toffee puddings

I had never heard of sticky toffee pudding before coming to England and because I’ve always been a chocolate girl it took me years to try it; that was a gross error of judgment.  It makes me sad to think of all the delicious puddings I’ve missed out on through the years. There are thousands […]

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– 2018/138 – a weekend away

I’m back. I’m tired. I’d like to get back to bed but I have a lunch date with a friend, a laundry room that is so full I need to excavate the washing machine in order to use it, half a dozen 13yr olds coming later on this afternoon for a get together (they’re not […]

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– 2018/136 – small steps

As a family of five we drink a lot of milk everyday, probably 2 to 3 pints each day and sometimes more and I was starting to feel guilty about the amount of plastic we were bringing into the house.  Yes, we recycled it…. but… still… Stop drinking milk wasn’t an option and neither was […]

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– 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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