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March 2008

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The Calm Before

1. Today has been a day so much better than we were expecting. With it fresh and bright and sunny we got up and did a last bit of cleaning to ‘arrange’ the house for its 11.30 viewing and then…

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To live is to dream

There was a time when, despite my good intentions (and desires to fill acres of time with productive novel writing), I would fritter away Saturday’s with too-slow-a-getting-upping and general faffing. Not anymore. Not since almost a year ago. And its…

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Tricked!

All I can say is, it had better rain this afternoon – say between 4 and 5 o’clock! I say this, not because I want it to rain but because I don’t want my feelings of being tricked by the…

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Board realisation

Driving round into the end of my little cul-de-sac, my gaze is struck by the large sign in my back garden. The For Sale sign has appeared (and yes, curious as it may be to have it in the back…

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Maurice is a nice man

I’ve just met the man – Maurice – who found and returned my notebook. Apparently he found it on the shelves just round the corner (?!!), realised its importance, looked inside it and saw my name and then found out…

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Mixed up

It’s warm today, and I feel a bit stuffy and sticky in my sweater. Yesterday I had a thinner shirt on, which is weird because yesterday it was freezing. It’s all the wrong way out.

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From the agony to the ecstasy

All things considered, I slept surprisingly well last night. My journey to work though, was preoccupied by thoughts of where and whether I might find my writing notebook – not to exaggerate, my life – and whether someone might have…

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Lost and Uncertain

I’ve lost my small Moleskine notebook and my insides are doing summersaults of queasiness inside of me. I remember picking it up and putting it in my fleece pocket to go to lunch, with my novel to read and the…

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Bloomin’ Cold

It’s a beautiful day out there, but by heck it’s cold. It was a nice cycle ride though, into work, even if my tootsies were frozen upon arrival. And my tummy seems to be a little bit flatter – or…

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Oh my…

How weird is that? I hook my phone out of my pocket to check for messages before driving off home and it rings in my hand: Anonymous Call. It’s Alexanders estate agents. They have a viewing for me. Is it…

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Linked

1. commented today that it has been almost a whole month since I last posted. If you are reading this, you will by now know that my threat of mega-spamming my friend’s friends pages has come true.† 2. I have…

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Instruction to sell. Scary!

I’ve just instructed Alexanders to sell my house. They are going to pop out during the day and take pictures outside in the nice sunny weather and then come back this evening to measure up and take photos downstairs. I…

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15st 13lbs

What a gorgeously sunny (if bloomin’ cold) late-winter/early-spring morning. Just before (possibly) ruining it with a hot cross bun and jam to follow my breakfast of fruit juice and cereal, I leapt on the scales, and yay! wavering around the…

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Bike rides and casseroles

Upon returning from Wisley I fixed my puncture* – the first on my new bike, the bike that is approaching its first birthday† – and then we went out for a cycle ride around the block. By ‘block’ I mean…

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A Wisley Good Idea

/pun Today, Emma and I took a trip to the Royal Horticultural Society gardens at Wisley to see the Spring flowers, and it was lovely. Gloriously sunny, if a bit on the windy side, we checked out the vegetable gardens,…

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