Monthly Archives: November 2011

Saving for later

When I was little, I always saved. Whether it was pocket money, unopened Christmas presents, sweets and chocolate… I’d keep it stashed away, always preferring to have some left for later. I’m the same now in that without meaning to, I … Continue reading

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Pancake Sunday

The last couple of days have been a bit of a blur, in more ways than one. I got home from work and putting Inka to bed on Friday with an hour to have dinner and get myself looking half-presentable … Continue reading

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The Real McCoy

I was half-tempted to call this post “The Full Monty” – but I didn’t want to scare anyone off 🙂 It’s because of these: Remember the not-quite-but-nearly lebkuchen from last week? They were nice ginger/spice biscuits but they weren’t exactly … Continue reading

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Updates

Thank you for the sympathy on my last post! It’s actually not too bad because it’s not on the joint so it hasn’t stopped me doing anything. But as I liked the sympathy, here’s looking for some more: Ouch 🙂 … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the Buzz Lightyear

The good is that I’ve had four days off. Four beautiful gold and blue autumn days. Time to ride, time to potter, time to make delicious breakfasts Cooked grated carrot and chopped apple, mixed with oats, egg white, flax seed and … Continue reading

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Not quite – but nearly

Er, anyone care to enlighten me as to what this weather’s about?? Brass monkeys on Tuesday, no jacket needed today… not that I’m complaining in the slightest but I just get the worried feeling that when winter comes, it’s going … Continue reading

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First frost

I suppose it’s lucky to get to November 15 without any frost but still. There it was this morning, all twinkly and innocent – and cold as feck. Ransacking the car in an unsuccessful search for an ice scraper, giving … Continue reading

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The Kohima epitaph

“When you go home, tell them of us and say: ‘For your tomorrow, we gave our today.’” Autumn pulled out all the stops for Remembrance Sunday: We always give four pages of the paper over to Remembrance Sunday services and … Continue reading

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Running scared

I remember once thinking I was going to be good at running. I was at school and I’d just finished the 100m in under 11 seconds. My brief period of glory was cut short, however, when I was told I’d started … Continue reading

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Everlasting cookies?

A friend of mine said something on Twitter today about the possibility of “everlasting cookies”. I’m sure 99.9% of those reading this (and that) would have realised that the link below his comment would lead to a screen of dense … Continue reading

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