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Connection on the tracks

Connection on the tracks

On Jack FM this morning, Caroline Verdon was talking about how she  as on a train at the weekend and over-hearing the conversation of two strangers nearby, and the obvious connection that at they had, but then the disapointment that…

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In the intervening 14 years

It’s been 14 years since I first met my friends Iain and Linzi Murray. It was on Lundy Island, and the scene of my second (of many) National Trust working holidays. That was the holiday that I met Kate –…

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Friends, Snow and Creativity

Not that it is over yet – I am about to embark on some more drawing/illustrating – but this weekend has been, if very, very cold, very enjoyable too. Yesterday, Ros and Nick came over for the afternoon with James…

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Grilling Aubergines

Ros and Nick, and Jane, came over for dinner tonight and to eat the meal that I had spent much of the afternoon preparing. I had been tossing up between a roast or aubergine lasagne for a while but in…

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Visitations III

~ Emma’s best friend, Caroline and her children came to visit us on their way back up north. It was nice to see them and they got to meet the chickens. Sadly they weren’t here for very long but we…

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Stowesome Sunset and Vegetable Curry

Emma was taking delivery of her ‘new’ bedroom furniture with the aid of her dad and her mum’s car this morning, which left me with a good opportunity to start sorting stuff. And I had a reasonably productive morning at…

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A New Life

Today has been cold, cold and grey. And I’ve found it hard to settle today. I discovered that the other job I enquired about with Inspired Selection is actually the very same 6 month contract that I had an interview…

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Sunday, the day after yesterday

You know how some weekends are just good from start to finish? Well, this weekend has been one of those. There’s been no frittering of time doing really stupid, time-wasting things. It’s just been all, most definitely, good. This afternoon,…

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