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April 2006

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School reunion…

And people think the education system is doomed… Deffry Vale High School Would you send your child there? Current Mood: 🙂amusedCurrent Location: Deffry Vale

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Life without Pepper

I was talking last night with one of my neighbours, Kathy, who has looked after Pepper on many occasion when I’ve been away for a weekend, or off on my foreign holidays for longer. She was of course very sad…

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Inflamatory story idea

Warning: Those of a religious persuasion may not want to read on. I was watching the 1973 film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar a couple of week’s ago (seeings as ITV were very nice and screened it…

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Welcome to the dangerzone

In advance of the release of their fourth album the now 3-piece Estonian girl rock band (famously discovered by me by ordering blind off the internet after seeing them on the front cover of Tallinn Airport magazine), the first single…

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Five questions by drowned_books

1. Describe your ‘ideal’ woman. I think that I am more of a personality person than looks. Kind and smiley, would be musts. There should be something about the eyes too I think. Someone who is honest and trustworthy. Someone…

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It’s been an odd kind of day…

First off, let me say thanks to you all those who commented on my last post. You are all such kind, thoughtful people, on what has been an odd sort of day. Today has definitely been the day that I…

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Pepper has died, rest in piece

I came downstairs this morning to discover that during the night, Pepper has died. He’s lying across the end of the sofa, comfortable like he always used to. But this morning he was cold and still. I’ve just got in…

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Easter Day Dessert

First meringues Originally uploaded by shepline on 16 Apr ’06, 11.57pm BST PST. Granpy used to make them for us whenever we visited. I guess the baton may have passed to me… 😉

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Freyja visits Grannie’s Magic Woods

Freyja visits Grannie’s Magic Woods Originally uploaded by shepline on 12 Apr ’06, 10.47pm BST PST. What the English weather couldn’t provide, a little bit of shepline magic has been able to reproduce… The family met up on Chorleywood Common…

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Life is what happens to you when you are writing other words


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I’ve been meaning to write posts every day for all of the last week, but I somehow haven’t had the time. That said, I have been spending an awfully lot of the time at my laptop. My writing has been…

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Springtime and whisky

Today was one of those early Spring days that warms your heart and feeds your soul. From glorious sunrise, to winding back the sunroof for the first time this year on the way home from work. Something is working, and…

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And so I come to the final sixth

At 15:29 on Saturday 1 April 2006, I finished chapter five (or part five, if I subsequently do decide to sub-divide the titled parts with numbered chapters) of Blood & Fire. And so, I stand at a kind of precipice;…

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