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small pleasures

it’s saturday afternoon, and i’m sitting in the hatin’ chair with a cup of tea, a kitkat, and dermot o’leary on the radio.  sometimes the small things in life are enough to make me happy. the week ahead will be … Continue reading

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new beginnings

after what feels like the longest winter ever, i’ve finally transitioned into my spring coat.  this caused some comments at work – number one, because i’m usually complaining about being freezing and had taken to wearing elbow length armwarmers on … Continue reading

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the crafty gene

i am feeling the need recently to embark on some kind of house-related project, but i’m beginning to wonder if the crafty gene has bypassed me altogether. i mean, i can bake with the best of them…  but when it … Continue reading

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migratory patterns

as a general rule, i’m not a great fan of change.  it’s not that i’m a stick-in-the-mud or a total traditionalist, it’s just that it takes me a while to get used to new things.  sometimes, the thought of the … Continue reading

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a few of my favourite things

in no particular order, just because thinking about them makes me feel happy: wearing obnoxiously large sunglasses the beautifully tired feeling i get after going for a run people-watching in airports re-reading my favourite bits of my favourite books drinking … Continue reading

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house of…

in our house, we have a blackboard in our kitchen for planning out the week’s meals, as well as updating whatever statement of identity fits with the mood that week. i wish we’d been taking photographs of the board each … Continue reading

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catching the worm

i think i must officially be a grown up. for what other reason would i have voluntarily got out of bed at 7 am on a saturday morning for no reason other than being awake? i mean, it’s not like … Continue reading

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