*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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* 75* White Teeth

Ok, back on the great book catch up, only four more to go, then we can start chatting breeze again. AND I’m on my last assignment for college so I will soon be able to read for pleasure and hopefully I’ll have time to ‘make’ things again. All in good time. White Teeth, by Zadie […]

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*74* poetry Monday

… I have a feeling I posted this before… but in light of recent events I think we need to shout from the rooftop A BIT LOUDER still Phenomenal Woman BY MAYA ANGELOU Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   But when I start to tell them,They […]

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*73* music Friday

Nice and mellow today… an amazing song about starting over, getting stuck in a rut and starting again… I’m goin’ down to the Greyhound stationGonna get a ticket to rideGonna find that lady with two or three kidsAnd sit down by her side Ride ’til the sun comes up and down around me‘Bout two or […]

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*72* Lucy

Ok, one more then we rest for a day or so… Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid. This was part of my college reading list, but don’t let this scare you, it’s really rather good and not hard to read. Lucy leaves her family and her home in Antigua to work as a nanny for a wealthy […]

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*71* Brit(ish)

Day three of the bookathon… (only another 5 to go, but if you behave I’ll give you a break soon. Brit(ish), by Afua Hirsch In Britain, we are taught not to see race. We are told that race does not matter. We have convinced ourselves that if we can contort ourselves into a form of […]

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*70* Bookclub (4)

Another day another book… The lonely life of Biddy Weir by Lesley Allen I’m really in two minds about this book. The good part: it talks about bullying in an unflinching, painful (I almost wanted to skim reads some pages… I might have done… shhh), raw way. The consequences of bullying, the thinking of the […]

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*69* Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

So… the piles of books waiting to be talked about is getting taller and taller, so this week I’ll go through all of them and then I’ll feel better and all caught up. It might be just one thing ticked off my HUGE list but I have to start somewhere, right? You know that feeling […]

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*68* wellbeing

So, sit down, how’s your fight against plastic going? It’s hard, isn’t it? As a family we have reduced the amount we use, that’s for sure… but there’s still so much at the end of the week… it’s kind of depressing. But but but… small steps, right? I can’t remember last time I bought a […]

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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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