– 186 – postcards from the Maldives

Where to begin… chronologically?  bit boring but it’s the simpler way…  I’m currently sitting in bed drinking coffee and facing the door to the outside of our villa.  It’s open to the most luscious equatorial rain I’ve ever seen.  It looks beautiful if you ignore the fact that … well… it’s a bit annoying to…

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– 185 –

The first thing I did when I got up this morning was painting my toe nails.  Coral Pink.  And I put on a layer of clear ‘gel’ to make it last longer too. Why am I telling you this?  I have no idea.  Another early morning, another quiet morning if you don’t count the dog…

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– 184 – recap

As I’m writing it’s still dark outside and the boys, already on holiday are still asleep.  Mr M has left for work and the dog is looking at me wondering why I won’t let her out.  She’ll bark and annoy the neighbours so I’m trying to wait till at least 8am.  She doesn’t like it.…

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– 183 – must read

The coldest morning of the year so far. Hand knitted socks, Lotta tunic in Nani Iro and big cardigan.  Scarf. Before I get started with today’s list I must tell you about the latest book I read:  ‘The Essex Serpent”. My sister in law passed it to me because she didn’t get on with it…

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– 181 – mariner’s compass quilt

This one… is an old one.  I must have started this quilt at least 13 years ago which means that my taste hasn’t changed that much because I still like it (worth sticking to the classics) and that is worth keeping hold of things.  (It could also mean it looks terribly old fashioned and should…

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– 180 – too big maybe?

First thing first… I’m having a terrible hair day.  No, I’m serious, it looks like a cheap wig.  I haven’t any idea why… I haven’t done anything different in my routine.  (Joking, I don’t have a ‘routine’… it gets washed, it gets dried… end of). Back to today’s agenda. (Joking… I didn’t have ‘agendas’ in the…

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– 179 –

I always hit a bit of a mental slump this time of the year.  Maybe it’s because of the heightened level of commitments, maybe it the early sunsets and long period of darkness, maybe it’s simply that there are so many ‘things’ to do that I feel slightly claustrophobic.  Is there such thing as ‘commitment…

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– 178 – another crochet cushion

… the problem with technology is that if you lose something you normally rely on…you’re totally stuck.  I’ve been wanting to ‘talk’ to you guys for a week, but I just couldn’t find the ‘doodah’ to download the photos onto the computer (dongle? sounds rude) so in the end, No 1 man child remembered not…

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