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library haul #6

At least I think it’s #6 I resolved to report back on how carting library books on holiday went … I quickly read two of the three I took with me but the third was rather too gloomy and intense … Continue reading

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one spoon

Surprisingly, knocking a freshly made pot of coffee over the floor next to my side of the bed first thing in the morning did not portend a dreadful day. Fortunately, because we are that sort of family, we have a … Continue reading

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can do better

For a wee while now, Apple devices have had a horrifying pop-up message informing you of your screen time for the week prior. Yesterday, I was advised that last week on the iPad alone I averaged just under 4 hours … Continue reading

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decluttering

Around three years appears to be a sufficiently long enough time for you to forget how tedious it is to deal with potential buyers after you’ve listed something for sale on gumtree. As TheUniverse is my witness, we will have … Continue reading

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60before60: #38 keep at the no drinking (1/10)

While we were on holiday, I hit the TWO YEAR (!) no alcohol anniversary and today marks a whole 25 months (!). writing “2 years” in the sand on a beach in thailand is a pretty excellent way to celebrate … Continue reading

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guess that beats civets**

for sale in our hotel in bangkok – price was appropriately eye-popping A Delicacy Created Through Relentless Passion The years in the making, Black Ivory Coffee is the rarest and most unique coffee in the world. Naturally refined by elephants, … Continue reading

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wild ride

14 years ago today, I had been at SML for just 4 days and thought I’d likely made a big mistake taking the gig. 14 years later and I’ve now spent more than half of my working life there. (My … Continue reading

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that’s enough to be going on with

Action items for the upcoming 11 day break (which seems VERY far away right now): + Annual jigsaw puzzle(s) + Yoga workshop (4 mornings) + Retrofit inseam pockets to at least 2 dresses + One of: swim / bike ride … Continue reading

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60before60: #53 play tennis with don

There was a tennis court practically outside our front door in Hua Hin. If we were ever going to do this challenge, there was never going to be a better time. We hired equipment for <$5 (which they delivered along … Continue reading

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plenty more where those came from

When you think you’ve used all the coat-hangers in the house and make plans to acquire more, it’s probably worth a brief scan of the wardrobes first. a small selection of hangers Fortunately (and unusually) I didn’t action those hanger … Continue reading

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