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I’ve always hated grammar So imagine my surprise When suddenly last summer I came across this prize A message in a bottle That really made me frown It forced my stops to glottel And turned my verbs to nouns. My … Continue reading

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Taking The Positives #gardening #shortstory

A glorious day, one for exploring the garden. Spring is with us and temperatures will be up into the 20s centigrade this week. Yet we still have standing water in the paths at the far end of the garden. Next … Continue reading

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Lending treasures

Neil MacGregor, the director of the British museum, is a national Treasure. He has been very good for that grand old institution giving it a fresh face and making it an untold success after year of seeping decline. His ‘History … Continue reading

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What Pokemon taught me

Bear with me – the reason for this post will become clear. It’s sort of about a parenting lesson I learned that may have some resonance. The picture sort of tells you where it starts, if not where it is … Continue reading

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It’s the phrase he’s going through…

The Textiliste has no sense of smell. Not really. So it wasn’t unusual to have a sack pushed at my face and asked to sniff. Dried lavender, you see. Collected last year from the garden and used to fill small … Continue reading

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