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Magnetic surfaces.

Whilst I love the London Times newspaper so much this column is scribed in Times New Roman font, I feel they have missed a trick this morning. On the third page they report that decluttering guru and tidying up enthusiast … Continue reading

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When father papered the parlour…

The mistake I made was in looking up.  I looked up in the bathroom.  And there was the ceiling, not very Sistine Chapel, more up above an underpass. It’s three years since the house was done but my bathroom décor … Continue reading

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Egrets.

Egrets, I’ve had a few but then again……. I typed this, in a rush, missing an R. Of course, Frank Sinatra could have raised small white wading birds, though he would not have had long to do so, at least … Continue reading

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Clear out.

I am having a clear out. I had a scan last week to determine whether my post-surgery problems are being caused by multiple hernias or the massive return of the adhesions.  The surgeon is hoping for adhesions which have to … Continue reading

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The frosty village rides again.

Many recipients of the frosty village chose to make it after Christmas day, in that lull that occurs before we start breaking New Year’s resolutions. As a result I am still receiving frosty village images, if you have one to … Continue reading

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Post holiday blues.

The world to SMIL is currently antagonistic and overwhelming.  She is reacting with aggression, fairly predictably. I thought I could see it coming.  For a few weeks before Christmas the nursing home was doing its best to make sure the … Continue reading

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The Frosty village mark 2

Esther kindly sent pictures of her frosty village, here it is: Isn’t this lovely?  Look, there’s even someone skating on the pond! Esther improvised when a roof turned up missing, she made a new one by herself.  Very clever, I … Continue reading

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Happy new erk!

When I was young in hard-drinking Geordie Land, you hoped on January the first, early morning, to still be up and dancing, which, usually I was.  Any adverse effects, it was hoped, could be postponed, or utterly recovered from in … Continue reading

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Departures.

One of the sadnesses at the end of every year is to say our goodbyes to those who will not go into the new year with us. This year I am sad to say goodbye to two great miniaturists, who … Continue reading

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The in between days.

What do you do on the days between Christmas and new year? I know what 58 people will be doing, they’ll be doing my Christmas card. As you know, if you are a regular reader, these have been getting more … Continue reading

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