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never a good option

Our high thread count (and thus, not inexpensive) fitted sheets are not really seeming to last any sort of distance, so we now find ourselves with a disproportionate number of flat sheets. I’m a huge fan of crisp sheets with … Continue reading

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further adventures in gardening

The garden (okay, the collection of pots) on the lower balcony was looking pretty dire after winter – so there was a Reckoning. I bought a couple of bags of soil, mixed it with the compost (okay, stinky sloppy mud-like … Continue reading

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so this happened …

My baby graduated! She completed her last subject at the beginning of the year, has a job in her hard-to-break-into field and has an emerging tiny business. Go Bessie! We’re all very proud. And as of this week she’s moved … Continue reading

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perhaps quite a good deal evil

I’ve had an account for over 14 years (!), but now I rarely use gmail for anything other than mailing list and shopping type stuff. So when responding to DishyExBoss about our not-boozy lunch it was the first time in … Continue reading

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library haul #5

This go-round in amongst the books I had completed, I returned 3 books I’d already renewed twice, had not read and clearly wasn’t intending to read. I’m now in this weird space where I have now two stacks of books … Continue reading

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evolution of language

We’ve been having some laundry issues recently where tee-shirts have been leaving the washing machine with greasy stains that didn’t exist before they went in. The google machine tells me this is likely because of my fabric softener**. Serendipitously this … Continue reading

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that was unexpected

After a quite mild spring so far, it’s been rather hot over the last couple of days. When I ventured out to the wild west yesterday for that lunch with DishyExBoss it was around 37 degrees (ugh). Add to that … Continue reading

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60before60: #26 – grow my hair long(ish) one last time – year one

While neglecting the blog, I’d largely kind of forgotten the 60before60 project. Oops. Only 3311 days to go according to my tracker. I’ve not really progressed anything much and honestly, the list probably needs some refinement. One thing I am … Continue reading

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in the cold hard light

halloween detritus on the morning run Tomorrow I’m having a not-so-boozy lunch with DishyExBoss – the first time we’ve caught up in over two years! I’m not entirely sure how a lunch which doesn’t involve alcohol will pan out. Especially … Continue reading

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and sometimes you just have to phone it in

I’ve spent most of the evening reading an appallingly written (and way way too lengthy) proposal for an SML project and have no more brain to give. Fortunately the other three proposals appear to be shorter, realistic and rather more … Continue reading

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