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Writing

I know I’m writing rather infrequently here.  One reason is that I am writing very frequently elsewhere,  I wake up with the novel in my head and just have to get it on paper. I wrote a novel long ago … Continue reading

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Art therapy.

I haven’t posted for a while.  I finally relaxed and indulged in a bit of art therapy. I’ve been making some arty cards, here they are: I am starting to use the stampboard plaques I made such a lot of … Continue reading

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A toy to make for a toddler.

Board racers Toys to make for small children. In the mid 1950s a local policeman was popular among parents as the entertainment at children’s parties. He was cheap, safe and slightly wonderful and few families had television so he went … Continue reading

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What to say to somebody with cancer.

I had a doll order, actually last week but I only happened by chance to notice it.  Orders come into a special place in my inbox.  As there have been none for a year I stopped checking, if you do … Continue reading

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Keeping the faith.

The OH has always said that I would worry if I didn’t have anything to worry about. That might be true.  It might be the legacy of a difficult childhood, it might be all the things that have happened in … Continue reading

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The Min

You’ll never guess what I did on Saturday? I visited Miniatura! It really does you good sometimes to stand back and have a good look at what you are doing.  I have been so deeply immersed in the show for … Continue reading

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Looking up.

Why am I looking up?  Because I’ve spent a long time looking down.  Nothing much has changed, maybe.  Life is about attitude.  Terry Pratchett was of the opinion, often stated in his books, that we tell ourselves stories to explain … Continue reading

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Worry.

My first and probably only meeting with the oncologist midweek was a disaster, to say the least. My specialist nurse has been off sick.  I do not take the OH into meetings: I did once and he contradicted what I … Continue reading

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Futurology.

You should not wish your life away, though on average we spend 1000 hours a year online, which we don’t have to do, and, in a lifetime, 13 months sitting on the toilet, which we do have to do, though … Continue reading

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Future dread.

I have come to dread the arrival of letters from the hospital.  Last week I had a couple of awful ones.  One was the appointment with the oncologist, which is at nine in the morning next week.  It feels like … Continue reading

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