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It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day (and a new year), and I’m feeling good – except I’m not!

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of posting on 1 January 2018.  Life and a bout of flu intervened – hence the ‘except I’m not!’ tagged on this morning.   So here we are in 2018. … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday

Well, here we are again, another Friday come around. Not one but two traditional pub events on consecutive days.  Saturday evening was our Farm Christmas ‘do’ for staff and trustees (and a couple of prospective new trustees came along as … Continue reading

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Catch-up time

Oops, there goes another month with barely a post.  But now it’s September, a new year beckons, and I’m ready to go with renewed energy and time. I have some catching up to do, and some things maybe that just … Continue reading

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Adventures in crochet

Recently I finished yet another blanket – this one a mash-up between Lucy’s Harmony blanket (which I made last year) and my own experiments in playing with colour.  It was a belated ‘new home’ gift for our god-daughter, who last year … Continue reading

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Remains of the day

Another year passes, another cousins’ gathering.  And a new (honorary) ‘cousin’ joined the fold this time.  She fitted in seamlessly (despite going astray at the end of our local stroll.  She was found and brought back though). Pot-luck lunch and … Continue reading

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New York parks – part 1: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Of all the places we went in New York, the parks stand out for me as the places that really wowed me the most.  This is the first in a series of posts about the various parks we visited.  What … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: July’s adventure(s)

This month there were two ‘adventures’.  Or to be more precise. one micro-adventure that turned out to be more of an adventure than expected; and one trip that honestly wasn’t in the slightest bit adventurous but was none the less … Continue reading

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