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gladness

Thank you for the gorgeous comments yesterday. It sounds a bit hollow to say now that I wasn't fishing for compliments, and I really wasn't, but it means a great deal to me to receive your lovely words and to feel like I'm on the right road here, thank you. […]

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blogger

There are days when I wonder: why blog?  It opens you up to criticism and opinion and a whole new world of insecurity.  Sometimes it feels a bit like a club I'll never quite be part of. The "big" blogs, the ones with big public profiles and thousands of readers, […]

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talking pictures

The photographable stories today:  1. Teddies on the line. Bit of an accident in a small bed. Who knew how many teddies could be involved?      Indicative of the favoured few: there were actually more on her bed but these were the potentially affected ones. Each has a back-story, just […]

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things are happening…

1. Friday night dessert night We don't usually eat dessert in our house but (at Henry's suggestion) we started Friday night dessert night a few weeks ago and it's a highly anticipated new addition to family ritual. Here's tonight's: the recipe is at the end of the post. 2. School […]

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Three New Excitements

One of my favourite favourite favourite things to do is to talk about books.  And weirdly enough, I've never been in a bookclub. None of my friends have ever started one! So I decided to. And we meet for the first time tomorrow night, and I'm really excited! Some of […]

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something so beautiful

John William Waterhouse is my favourite artist of all time.  He was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter and something about the lush medieval-style gorgeousness of his paintings struck me from when I was a teenager.  Looking at his work, for me, has always been like taking a deep breath of warm […]

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treats for you, not them

Not sure about you but I occasionally have a stash of something totally un-allowed in the cupboard. Not just child unfriendly but totally inappropriate.  It's my own secret stash. A particular treat for a particularly dire afternoon perhaps, when the whinging and whining and washing just about does me in.  […]

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weekendiness

What's a weekend for if not to make scones and, more importantly, to sit and eat them with jam and cream with people you love?  My scone recipe came from my darling friend Angela Thompson who I knew when she was Hyslop, in fact who I knew when she was […]

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