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Being Decorated

My mother felt sure that, despite nigh on thirty years of continuous incompetence, when it came to all things practical, there was really no reason why basic DIY should be beyond me. Perhaps it was the fact that, alongside me … Continue reading

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Two Wheels On My Wagon…

Remember that lyric? Ok so this isn’t about wagons, or Cherokees or anything like. But there is a theme here. In the song, the poor sods keep on going in spite of the fact they’re reduced to two wheels and … 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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Dog Gone (To Pot)

Blogger Barb Taub had a dog/drug experience recently which triggered a buried memory. Now it’s bubbled to the surface, I think it is time I confessed My name is Geoff and I drugged my dog We need to go back … Continue reading

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Flattened

My earliest recorded escape from death involved an oak tree, a rope ladder and the Archaeologist’s small but determined arse. At the time, about 1964, we lived high on the hills of north Surrey, in a semi detached house of … Continue reading

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A Dog? You Want A Dog?

The Le Pard home, circa 2002 comprised four humans of various sizes, sexes and sophistications, two cats, two tortoises, the last survivors of a tropical fish experiment and a dozen whistling cockroaches. In considering the decision-making structure that existed back … Continue reading

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Milling About #massonmill #findinghome

I pondered why we anchor to a specific place this weekend while visiting Derbyshire. I’m well established in a corner of South London where I’ve lived for over 30 years. Coming to London itself in 1979 was job-driven and my … Continue reading

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