– 98 – holiday packing 1

Let’s face it, long gone are the days when packing was done the day before, after dinner, footloose and fancy free. Nope, now under the umbrella of ‘packing’ there are a whole other matters that require days of preparation and the execution of a military campaign.  Cancel appointments and regular deliveries, sort out dog sitters/house…

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– 94 – white ball

Last night Mr M and I were attended a fundraising ‘white ball’ organised by Dr Dawn Harper in aid of Action Medical Research. We had a table full of friends and a fun night in aid of a really good cause. The whole ‘white’ theme was interesting however…  A whole room full of people dressed…

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– 93 – baseball and me

The first baseball game I’ve ever been to was in 1988… I was 18 years old, spending the summer at my AFS sister’s house in Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Brewers were part of my education.  (I also attended Summer Fest where we twisted to a Chubby Checker concert,  caught a 17lb salmon on lake Michigan,…

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– 92 – Malvern Festival of Quilts

… It’s been so long since I visited that it’s almost embarrassing writing about it, but here we go. First of all a confession:  it wasn’t my favourite show. All the quilts exposed had been skilfully done but not many grabbed my attention and made me run back home to the sewing machine with a…

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– 91 – poetry Monday

A life in Dreams (by Jacob Sam-La Rose) There have been teeth falling loose from their sockets like a shower of petals or bones. There has been treacle; attempts to run against a gravity wound so tight tight single steps were futile, a travelling nowhere, a running on the spot, a fanged leer and a gnarled…

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– 89 – holiday planning

Everything was sorted.  Flights, accommodations, car… maps and passports and visas… the dog/house sitter booked, regular deliveries cancelled…  I was soooooo on top of it I was scaring myself.  (a part from sun screen… still needed sun protection…) AND THEN… we got hit by a ‘heat wave’. If you don’t live in the UK you…

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