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How to have a Smashing Time

January 11th, 2021|

Some of my relationships have brought great joy. Some have been transitory. Some have been long lasting and deep. None has been quite as shattering as [...]

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Parlour Games

January 4th, 2021|

The Artist, the one who drives the Rollscanardly, told me that her family played a lot of parlour games when she was growing up. Her siblings [...]

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Help is at Hand

November 30th, 2020|

In the six months that I have been working form home, I have been meaning to secure my passwords, which are now abundant. I'm with an [...]

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Friendship

November 16th, 2020|

The Flatmate (that was), is now up to her neck in Italian Politics and any chit chat has to be by appointment and booked ahead. We [...]

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Fags, Bags and Worse

November 2nd, 2020|

The Grand can now walk independently. I have been surprised that he can out manoeuvre those of us who have more than half a century of [...]

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The Mystery of the Blue Grass

October 26th, 2020|

The Sister has a wonderful garden. It's awash with colour and raspberries. It's full of interesting quirks: Planting, statues, places to sit, bee hives and fruiting [...]

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Dear Reader, He Moved In

September 7th, 2020|

The Toad is right up there with the viper when it comes to expressions of morality in literature. He's the method by which feminine goodness is [...]

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The Spectacle Tree

August 22nd, 2020|

The topiary at the top of my garden is definitely due a hair cut. I've resisted doing it myself because a lack of three dimensional vision [...]

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