Silver and gold

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I spent most of today trying to get my computer files straight, emerging from my study only to make tea, prepare dinner, and take a few photos for today’s blip. It was all quite tedious, but next week is going … Continued

Santa’s little helper

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R and I found ourselves wandering past the tail-enders of the annual Shakespeare Hospice Santa Run this morning. So many people do this run – or jog, or walk, or pram push – that it must be a very good … Continued

Bourton-on-the-Water

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I had an extremely exciting few minutes this morning, which I’ll tell you about, if you’re sitting comfortably. Having seen some recent photos of the Christmas decorations in Bourton, I’d decided that I would zoom over there this afternoon; so … Continued

Abstraction

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This has been another day of trying to clear out my backlogged to-do list, with the added interest that I’ve been fighting a lurking migraine for much of the day, and losing. To describe me as feeling festive right now … Continued

Balls

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R and I spotted these huge decorations – which look more like witch balls than Christmas baubles – in the antiques centre where we bought our side tables, and which also does good Christmas. They had even bigger ones, but … Continued

It’s beginning to smell…

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I spent much of the day rushing around, doing necessary errands and then Christmas shopping. I’d also planned to take some photos in Stratford, but by the time I left the shops I was so laden that I kept having … Continued

Mono Monday: Lost

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He knew it was somewhere around here that he’d left it. He knew. The shifting reflections on the surface of the water were making it hard to see, and he was hampered in his search by a paucity of opposable … Continued

Compton Verney

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I decided to go to an advertised food festival today, at Compton Verney in Warwickshire. R said that he thought it was going to be a small affair and probably very crowded, and I feared that he was probably right … Continued

Peace

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Peace was a commodity in rather short supply today chez nous: R and I blitzed the house and put up the Christmas decorations. I hate cleaning. Especially windows. Just to make the day a little more interesting, I also did … Continued

Festive

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A couple of days ago I took a phone call from the NHS Blood Service, who informed me that they’re currently perilously low in stocks of my particular blend (primarily Viking/Anglo-Saxon, with a delicate top-note of Effete Southerner), and asked … Continued

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