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The technology of yesteryear…….

ends up donated. If you have ever considered yourself to be ever so slightly past it, please be consoled.  You cannot possibly be more past it than passed-on technology.  How capacious is your drawer of music cassettes?  Do you still … Continue reading

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The gift of sight.

As I have been discharged by the surgeon and declared fit, I deem it time to bang on about my cataracts and the absence thereof. People who have stuff, such as working intestines, no cancer, no pain and all five … Continue reading

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Itching for Britain.

You should believe in your beliefs, I believe.  Furthermore I believe I should set a good example in this matter and I believe I did not. Tuesday night is the last night on which I slept, through the night, in … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Triffid.

I was an idiot.  (You may have worked this out.) I foolishly labelled my lush and magnificent tomato plant ‘A Triffid’. It did not like it and got its own back. The last two posts have been about the garden … Continue reading

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The tale of the triffid tomato.

Back in the spring when we were still locked down, it was permissible to take my sewing machine to another town where a shop could repair it under guarantee. The return journey was paused to visit a strange supermarket, such … Continue reading

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Lilies

As it is August, I had to go out in the rain to photograph my lilies before they go over. Even from inside the house, through the French window they are pretty good. I was quite quick with the lily … Continue reading

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Unto man the creator gifted creativity and suggested he create; unto his five-year old, the devil gave three pots of micro-fine glitter in different colours and suggested she mix them. By sprinkling.

Glitter is actually another element in the Periodic table but no one has mentioned it, for fear of reprisals. The maths of glitter is terrifying. Glitter is so cost effective as a decoration, it confounds accountants because it has a … Continue reading

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Somebody at the door.

This is the week the granddaughter comes to stay on her own, her parents deeming her old enough at the age of five to stay so fay away from them.  They may also consider me old enough to look after … Continue reading

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Seasonal lagging.

Before we get started, I would like to clear up any misapprehensions concerning the title.  Much as I love Australia and assorted rellies therein, this is not a timely warning about getting up in the loft and wrapping bandages round … Continue reading

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Sharp

How much do you love your writing instruments? That bad hmm?  Join the club. I’ve been trying to have a clear out, it’s been going on for days.  I have huge numbers of writing instruments, despite the fact that the … Continue reading

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