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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

I’ve seen this theme all over the place, and thought I’d have a play with it today.  Let’s see how it goes.  I may even do it again…. I am making pleasing progress through my (long!) list of backlog jobs … Continue reading

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Where we’ve been

I thought I’d do a quick round-up of where we’ve been while I’ve been absent from my blog. Our habit of monthly trips away lapsed for a while as other things took priority.  But we both found through our ‘gap … 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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The allotment: autumn, winter, and into spring!

My goodness, I had no idea it was so long since I last wrote an allotment post (October last year, I see). In part that reflects that not much was happening there, but in fact there was a lot of … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: March adventure

This is getting to be a habit – an ‘adventure’ that to the outside world looks like nothing of the sort.  But maybe that’s just the point – to do things that are meaningful and different for us, regardless of … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: December adventure

(oops- a bit late.  Trying to catch up with myself.  Gradually….) Another ‘adventure’ that isn’t so very adventurous.  But we enjoyed it a lot, confirming my view that ‘adventurous’ isn’t a pre-requisite for an adventure. Oldest son and daughter-out-law were … Continue reading

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