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A day in which I solve a murder and learn how NOT to interest children in history…

Apparently there has been a floral feud in my home town of Wellington in Somerset, and a senior horticulturalist has met a sticky end. I have two hours and two miles in which to discover who committed this dastardly crime … Continue reading

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The Gallery – On the way home from ‘a celebration’..

The prompt for The Gallery on Sticky Fingers this week is ‘a celebration’, a subject we can interpret in any way we choose. We can also decide whether the photo showcases our skills with the camera, or whether it is … Continue reading

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Can Christmas come too soon?

I had an email from a lovely friend yesterday, suggesting that we book our Christmas meal out as soon as possible – did I have any ideas where I would like to go? I wasn’t taken completely by surprise. I … Continue reading

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A real ‘give one to Grandma’ photo – The Gallery

This week at the Gallery the post is a ‘Photo you are proud of’. I love this idea. Sticky Fingers comes up with some great prompts to get you thinking and encourages you to focus (literally) on the photos that … Continue reading

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Bonfires, brown leaves and striped assassins – the seasons they are a-changing…

I am still on holiday here in lovely Suffolk, but it now feels a little less like a summer holiday at all. Combine harvesters are working late into the evening to bring in the fields full of wheat before the … Continue reading

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Rendlesham Forest in the rain – well it seemed like a good idea at the time…

It was raining when we got up this morning. Really, really raining. Not just tiddling, but hammering, crashing and flooding off the flat roof of the small conservatory on our home for the holidays. The one where my husband Peter … Continue reading

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Scrabbling around; or why squiggle won’t have me fazed..

Two weeks into the long summer break some people reading this will be on the verge of murder, or at least considering putting their offspring on ebay with no reserve. Those without children to entertain over the next month might … Continue reading

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Crumbs in the cutlery drawer, or what’s so funny about cleaning the kitchen?

Right – my sister says my blog posts are rather melancholy and nostalgic, so instead of the piece on retro sweets I had in mind to write, I thought I would try to show a more humorous and  less wistful … Continue reading

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More reflections – why we’re NOT all going on a summer holiday…

My friend Jo of Slummy single mummy fame has recently written a lovely blog entitled ‘We’re all going on a summer holiday‘ about the beginning of the school holidays, finding things to entertain her two girls and the challenges of … Continue reading

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