Lest we forget

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I cried this morning when I read this blip. And then I read a whole lot of other stuff on Facebook, some of which made me livid, and some which brought me to despair. And then I found that I … Continued

Mourning has broken

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Things that made today slightly less difficult: 1. I’m still expending so much rage on the Brexit situation that I don’t really have much left over for the US election. 2. I saw a tweet from Simon Schama at about … Continued

Fall

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R and I woke to a dark and cold house today – we had suffered a power cut during the night, and a call to the power company elicited the information that they were trying to repair a major fault … Continued

Mono Monday: Hot

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“Because the top of the cooker is already desperately in need of cleaning,” I said, “I think I might boil a pan of milk over it for Mono Monday.” R smiled at me in the manner of someone who has … Continued

A fair division of labour

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You may well be admiring what my mother would have called “a very cunning hat”. I was admiring the way the tiny distaff side of this partnership threw herself womanfully at the lock gate, while he kept a masterful hand … Continued

Bonfire Night

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Please to remember The fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot. I see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. * Alternative versions of history are also available. Please to remember that one man’s terrorist is another man’s … Continued

Pershore Abbey

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I’m a bit down at the moment, for reasons with which I won’t bore you, and this afternoon R put his current project of simultaneously setting up two new computers on temporary pause to take me out for coffee. We … Continued

Fading

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I went to Stow on the Wold at lunchtime to have my hair cut; as I zoomed along the Cotswold Edge the light was lovely and the countryside was beautiful, but I was running late (as per), so I couldn’t … Continued

Golden hour

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An article popped up in my Facebook news feed this morning, which stated that among a number of interesting astrological photographic opportunities this month, today would see a conjunction of Venus and Saturn with the sickle moon. I got quite … Continued

Housework

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Having reviewed The Slattern’s recent photographic output, the Bachmen came to the conclusion that she’d taken to eating her lunch off the surface of her lenses. “In which case,” said the Bachmanager, “she’s probably due for a bout of food … Continued

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