Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Poison Tree, by William Blake

Such a seemingly simple poem, but one with such a powerful message.  I remember reading it at school, along with all the other poems that make up William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience, and even then (O levels) … Continue reading

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A normal Saturday in Bath

Just a normal Saturday here in Bath. (This one was in mid September – I told you I had a backlog of posts). Now that we no longer have to rush like crazy to get all the jobs done so … Continue reading

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The blue apron

Before I start, first of all thank you so much for all the kind comments and good wishes.  I am coming out the other side from the flu, slower than I hoped but faster than might have been.  I really … Continue reading

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The upside of flu

I’m struggling to find many upsides to feeling rubbish, but I’ve managed to come up with these: I don’t have anyone else I have to look after, so can sink thankfully into my bed when I need to (two whole … Continue reading

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Crochet: time for the next challenge

So – at the start of this year I promised myself that I would re-learn to crochet, and more specifically that I would learn how to do a ripple blanket. Which I did, with the expert and brilliant help of … Continue reading

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Allotment update – September

Late, I know, but here at last. The allotment in September turned out to be somewhere I rushed out to collect eggs and vegetables, and occasionally did a little weeding or cut the grass, but little else. So I feel … Continue reading

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Pause for thought

The past month or so seems to have flashed past and I have been to several different places.  My mind doesn’t seem to have quite kept up with my body, and may still be behind me in London, Oxford, Northampton, … Continue reading

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