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The Good Life – Baker, Gardener, Bird watcher – Breathe

Six weeks since we moved house and a day of non-stop rain which allows me to abandon the gardening and write, albeit a blog. I have still to get back to the next stage of editing. My new book needs … Continue reading

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A Place to Call Home

We finally moved in ten days ago. Still without curtains and blinds, I tend to rise with the sun, so I am writing this with a pink glow in the east and the sound of cooing pigeons but without traffic … Continue reading

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Samples and Swatches

Last Saturday, we celebrated my birthday with a new house. How many people can say that? The previous owners gifted us champagne and I prepared a picnic of tasty nibbles and a tarte citron for afters to celebrate this adventure … Continue reading

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Waiting for Godot?

I am trying to keep myself occupied as we wait, wait, wait for lawyers to do their bit. It took a fair amount of pushing yesterday by me and our vendors to get the lady at the top of the … Continue reading

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A Norfolk Winter

The last time we had more than a day or two of snow was back in the early 1980s when we were living north of Birmingham. The temperature sank to a dizzy – 20 degrees. Arctic weather. As soon as … Continue reading

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Twiddling My Thumbs

We had hoped by now to have the keys to our new home but as of yesterday it looks like another two and a bit weeks to wait. A very old lady (not me) at the top of the chain … Continue reading

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Reasons to be Grateful

Today we get our first vaccination. If that’s not the best news so far in 2021, I don’t know what else is. I know we still have a long way to go and that it gives limited protection until a … Continue reading

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Moving in a Pandemic

After thirty-five years living in the same house, one would expect regret seeing a house emptied of all its memories. Whereas I think we were more concerned about keeping ourselves safe as our lovely movers didn’t seem at all concerned … Continue reading

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A Bolt from the Blue

When I began my Australian family saga, The Currency Girls, my aim was to reconnect our immediate family with the story of their Australian forebears which had more or less been lost. All that remained once the previous generation had … Continue reading

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The History We Were Never Taught

Last night we began to watch a TV series on Britain’s Most Historic Towns. It’s now series 3 but somehow we appear to have missed this. It’s presented by professor Alice Roberts and I can thoroughly recommend it. She looks … Continue reading

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