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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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Called to the Bar

November 9th, 2020|

The Grand was having his morning nap. The Son was working away in another room and not to be disturbed. The DiL got out her laptop [...]

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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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Night Swimming

October 19th, 2020|

We're living through Goldilocks weather. It's been too hot to sleep. Then it was too wet for my tomatoes to ripen, too cloudy for the runners [...]

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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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Masquerade

August 20th, 2020|

If you attend one of the great masked balls of Venice, its said that you will not recognise your own reflection in the waters of the [...]

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