Monthly Archives: March 2011

What I have been doing

Not quite all work and no play because we have been for some fabulous meals this week – I didn’t grow up in the American tradition of casual meals out, but I have no trouble at all with gastronomic feasts … Continue reading

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The Shapely Life

When I say that sometimes life is simply featureless monotony I’m not saying it in a bad way, just that the bread and butter of things is unremarkable for long stretches. Productive, pleasant, comfortable, satisfying – but unmemorable, so suddenly … Continue reading

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A Face to Love

My blog is sulking because I have been neglecting it, so now that I want to upload heart-melting photos of darling Cairo, my sister’s new puppy, it won’t let me. I need to call in the geeks. Geeks 1: Blog … Continue reading

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Memory Lane

Cissy’s Christmas present to us was scanning all the family photos, so she has about half a dozen of the albums at her place. We were there yesterday afternoon for tea and McVitie’s Digestive Biscuits! – a wonderful treat – … Continue reading

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Benign Neglect

In the productive furore of the past week my housework has fallen by the wayside, so I had a little scrub-up this morning, wondering all the while about my aversion to the use of soap. My father told me people … Continue reading

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