Category Archives: Home life

Birthday beetroot blush

My late father’s father, who died well before I was born, was the oldest of four brothers. The youngest of those brothers, a renowned architect of the post-war era, had just the one child, a daughter Victoria, who was born … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle: Take 2!

I’m back in the saddle, again, and this time I plan to stay there. I have a trusty new hip and, after six weeks of recuperation and home-based rehabilitation, I can climb onto a horse all by myself. Well, metaphorically … Continue reading

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Fell off the horse again?

So much for being back in the saddle! A series of stumbles, mainly in the form of family calamities, has made it impossible for me to finish the task of posting stories from our visit to France last year. And … Continue reading

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Indefinite leave of absence

Just to let my small band of followers know that I am taking a break from blogging. Reluctantly! I have a range of challenges in my life at the moment. In the face of these, I can’t summon the energy … Continue reading

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Into the closet: folio 4

A few weeks ago, we updated our ‘loo view’, replacing images from our visit to Spain in 2011¬†with a selection of photos from the three days we spent in Burgundy in May 2014. Although we enjoyed several bottles of the … Continue reading

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Some days, all your soul needs is a pair of pretty roses

    These two rose flowers came from the same bush, growing close to our front door. Most roses are high maintenance but this one has been particularly needy for all of its life – eight years so far. It … Continue reading

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Into the closet: folio 3

Yesterday, Maggie and I installed our latest ‘loo view’. We opened up the three frames, removed the folio of seven photos from our 2008 travels in Italy and replaced them with a selection from our visit to Spain in 2011. … Continue reading

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