Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Silence

Something unusual happened today. I dropped off the children at school and pre-school, came home and … nothing. I had no-one planned to visit. I have handed back the allotment, so no longer have to think about going up there. … Continue reading

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It rained a bit this morning. I had dreamed of thunder. Then, after the alarm went off, I got up and headed to the bathroom. As I was brushing my teeth, the lights dimmed for a couple of seconds, then … Continue reading

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Define ‘Plenty’

We have had our boxes delivered. ‘I hope you’re leaving me plenty of book boxes,’ I said. ‘Oh yes! Loads!’ they replied. Do you know how many loads is? Seven. Bookcase one, top shelf:

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Shobdon Food and Flower Festival

At the weekend we went to the Shobdon Food and Flower Festival. The organisers have been watching the weather reports with trepidation, and a last minute park and ride was set up, because the grass which usually serves as a … Continue reading

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How the Garden Grows

Have a look at our gunnera: We are so delighted with how this has grown. It is really Mr PC’s gunnera. He chose the little plant. He planted it, and every autumn he has covered it to protect it from … Continue reading

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Worn Out

Miss 9 is hard on her clothes. I never expect anything of hers to be good enough after use to be passed on. I’m not quite sure how she does it, but she will be the one with elbows out … Continue reading

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Looking Again

When you have a new piece of art in your house, whether it is something you have made, been given or bought, it catches your eye. Every time you walk past you notice it. Eventually, however much you love it, … Continue reading

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