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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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Going backwards to go forwards?

Sometimes it’s worth looking to the past to help us move forward. As I am increasingly doing in my journey with food – revisiting old ways of doing things; gradually reducing any reliance on ‘convenience’ foods; trying to ditch unnecessary … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: April

I seem not to have been paying attention – the Gap Year is over, and I didn’t spot it.  Inflation is apparently back with us – a year has inflated to 14 months.  We started in April last year by … 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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‘It’s coming through a hole in the air…..’

Last year when I was in Birmingham staying at the Quaker retreat centre I took part in their evening Epilogue meetings.   I mentioned it in passing when I wrote about it here. One evening we watched a YouTube video … 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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