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Ikebana

One of my many hobbies is card making.  I’m doing it quite a lot at present: there seems little point in adding to doll stock until either I get my eyes sorted out, or my surgery done so I could … Continue reading

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Amazing.

What an amazement. The OH saw an advert for people  with lab experience to help with the national effort to defeat the virus, thinking he was going to be an occasional volunteer for something.  There were forms to fill in … Continue reading

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The Gratitude List 2.

It was lovely to hear from Shirley, whose relatives used to splurge out on socks and gloves,  but decided this year, due to the current circumstances, to make the heart wrenching decision to downgrade from socks to soap. What sort … Continue reading

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Class of 2020 End of Year exam.

Settle down, settle down.  No talking at the back there.  Now everyone is just as keen as you are to graduate to 2021, but first there is the small matter of the year end exam before you can go.  We’ll … Continue reading

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The Gratitude list. 1

As the world slides as inexorably into 2021 as a politician down a lie chute, hundreds of a reader has emailed to ask: How do you remain so cheerful in the face of all this?  Are you just stupid, or … Continue reading

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Christmas

Happy Christmas, dear reader.  How are you and how are you doing? As usual the night before Christmas, sleeping badly in case I slept in, I was up at six o clock and looked out of my big south facing … Continue reading

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The art of card theatre.

Here we are at Christmas 2020. I have been making my own Christmas cards for over thirty years, I usually make about 70.  This year I thought I should pull out all the stops, I have been talking, over the … Continue reading

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Everything comes……….

To he who waits, it’s a long road that has no turning, the only constant in the universe is change……….. Are you ready to hit me yet?* Yes it has been a  very annoying year.  But on Tuesday it will … Continue reading

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Christmas on the cards.

Despite lockdown all over the place, Christmas is on the cards, mainly because I am making them. I’ve been doing it so long, I can’t even remember how long, possibly thirty years.  In the course of the clear up I … Continue reading

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The eyes have it.

Having spent ten days without my lenses in my eyes I am off for biometry, which is to say, measuring the eyes without the mitigating effects of contact lenses, to see what they can see. Well I can save them … Continue reading

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