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The pleasure of 2:5

One of the pleasures of the 2:5 eating plan is that on five days of the week no foods (within reason) are off limits.  Since I started this new way of eating eleven months ago I have lost 15 kilos … Continue reading

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Birds in the snow

Woke up this morning to discover that the snow was lying. Usually by March we are starting to have better days, but this year just goes on colder and colder. You can see the loss of the Honeysuckle Trellis and … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle

Every winter we lose some plants – mainly because the frosts and winds are so severe in this part of the world. So I am sad to report that the honeysuckle trellis from over the back gate fell foul of … Continue reading

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Birthday Month

Yes – it is that time already, and this year it has taken me by surprise somewhat. This winter seems to have been very long, very dark, very cold and very wet. Usually by March I feel relieved and as … Continue reading

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That dress

OK so here is That Dress. It has gone viral and been driving people all over the world to distraction. I see a gold and white dress, HBTW sees a blue and black dress. The best explanation is that the … Continue reading

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Words one likes to hear

Fit, lively, trim, very good for her age . . . . . . No – not me, but the dog. She had her booster vaccination and check up today, which involved everybody kitting up in snow-boots, multi-layers and eskimo-style … Continue reading

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Losing my temper

It’s not often that I lose my temper. Today I lost it with an answering machine. You know . . . . .  the kind of electronic sorcery that directs the call, supposedly, to the right department?  That is they would … Continue reading

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Holding Post for information

Just to let you know that I have been tied up with moving Son #3 into his new, permanent home. It is great fun helping to set things up, but leaves little time for thinking about the wider world, Christmas, … Continue reading

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Dancing

Perhaps this post should be entitled Having Fun or Decadent Afternoon. In any case it was a new experience for me to go to a Tea Dance. To be honest it was all a bit of a rush, but turned … Continue reading

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Greetings

Birthday Greetings to Misty who is 9 years old this week. What a lot of fun we have had over the years, and let’s hope there are many more left. One of my friends has been trying to instil me … Continue reading

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