Author Archives: carolbaby

suki desu

Tomorrow morning we’re off to one of my favourite places in the world! It feels very (very) indulgent to have a holiday so soon after the last, however I’ve a really intense period ahead at SML, so getting in while … Continue reading

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slow projects

On the upcoming holiday (only two more days of work!) I hope to make a little more progress on that embroidery. I took it along with me to Thailand and had a quite lovely time stitching away by the pool … Continue reading

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#thingsbobssays – 1 in a series

Stand out Bobs quotes: + “The Roman Empire was insignificant”. + “The Japanese don’t have a word for “no””. xxx If you like lists of thoughtful stuff which is absolutely nothing like the above – you could do worse than … Continue reading

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60before60: #31 give up chocolate for a year

It’s absolutely no secret that I enjoy challenging myself to give less-than-ideal things up. Banning chocolate was an attempt to stop practically inhaling a family-sized block of dairy milk or an entire pack of chocolate biscuits every evening after dinner … Continue reading

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casa del bodgy

It’s taken over two months, but I finally did something about the holes in the wall and ceiling from the airconditioner replacement. craft paper and painters tape for the win It’s a process. But hey, at least there’s not building … Continue reading

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pearl was the hardest

Of course the $60 did not magically appear back into my account, so that’s a $60 lesson in paying greater attention to what I’m doing. Whether this works in the long term remains to be seen. This evening I magically … Continue reading

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now more than ever

Today at lunch I visited an ATM and wandered off without taking my cash with me. I realised what I’d done about 10 minutes later, went back and of course the cash was not in evidence. It is a fairly … Continue reading

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2019 not-resolutions: joe/frank

Bringing up the rear of the 2019 not-resolutions is Joe/Frank! He wasn’t quite so laggardly as this would indicate, he actually told us his items over dinner last week and we all promptly forgot to do anything about it. Review … Continue reading

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sorry bobs, can’t come in today, i have a medical condition

Today saw my first acquisition of the year – compression socks for the upcoming flight ($19.99). Last time I flew – despite being laid flat in incredible luxury^^ – my lower legs, but my dodgy right ankle in particular, swelled … Continue reading

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everywhere you look

This time last year I blogged about my collection of andles^^ and my intention to get burning. Like most things this one pretty much stayed an intention. over the break i went through a bit of a phase of photographing … Continue reading

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