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Monthly Archives: June 2011

mending

  Ad was telling me the other day about someone he met professionally who threw away his socks after wearing them. Seriously. Wore a pair of socks, then threw them away, did not see the point of washing them when he could buy them so cheaply. My first thought was, […]

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dog person

Dogs I have loved: 1. Jock I was four. He lived at the farm (when my Grandma still lived there, not us) and occasionally would tolerate us attempting to ride him like an old horse. He seemed enormous to me, and kind of gruff and stately.    2. Nell The […]

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dearly beloved

First, an apology. I should never promise to post and then not do it. I'm sorry if you wasted even a second dropping by here to find me out to lunch.  Ah, Armidale. So far, and so worth it.  We're lucky the smallies are total troopers in the car, playing […]

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blue yonder

  The wind has died down and the trees are all still standing and we're wandering off for a few days.  One of the things about Adman that I love most of all is the way he cherishes his friends. I've never met anyone else who has as many old […]

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it’s blowing a gale

and so we are; rugging up,   hoping the washing doesn't get shredded,   repeatedly replacing the lid on the worm farm,   netting my winter tomatoes and sitting here tonight listening to the howling wind, hoping they're still in the ground tomorrow,   picking the mandarins (as high as […]

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pretty knickers

source   As I fumbled through the washing basket full of clean clothes off the line not yet folded sorted ironed (snort) and put away (again), I realised I was low on knickers. I looked out the window. Oh yes. An assortment on the line.  I went to the reserves. […]

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heart felt

  I bought this hat for Ivy for Christmas. It's still a bit big for Ivy and maybe a bit small for her big sister but she's wearing it (for now) anyway. Ivy doesn't mind.  Gorgeous, right? It's made by this cool lady who specialises in felt and in up-cycling old clothes.  […]

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uncool

I am so nine yards of uncool. I know some cool people. I'm related to some of them. Unfortunately I just never seem to get the idea. I cottoned onto knitting early. That's now very cool, not so much when I was 13.  There was always an unfinished scarf or […]

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please fence me in

We love a fence, the Adman and I. We're known to slow down the car to admire some fencing. One of the dairy farmers on our road just finished fencing a whole paddock and it's a thing of beauty. Taut. Effective. Tidy.  Tilly, perhaps, not as excited. But happy to […]

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