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….through the cooking glass …

As with Alice, the reverse can be, and often is, the truth. The real joy lies in the contents of the cooking glass passing through the cook. Sadly there is no clear reference as to how much joy can be … Continue reading

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…and all in the best possible taste.

That mice should ever have been laying plans is surprising, but less surprising to hear that those plans often went awry. No place for smugness here: do we humans need reminding of our own best laid plans? So, in the … Continue reading

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The birth of Rigoletto…

In just a few days 8.30 will be the new 7.30. The winter is dead, long live….that doesn’t work. Hurrah for the theoretical arrival of summer even if your power lines are under 10ft of snow or the rain is … Continue reading

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I wish I’d said that….

Thinking that policemen look younger and regularly saying “I remember…” are both very clear signs of age. This statement doesn’t hold true in my case as I avert my eyes at the first sign of a policeman, in sure and … Continue reading

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Extra post:My writing desk

I’m the least competitive person on the planet, but the post by Kate Shrewsday made me think about my writing desk and the contest set by Spirit Lights the Way. My writing desk is the place where I am when … Continue reading

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If you write, you have to read this…

” You can safely assume that you have created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people that you do” I gleaned this piece of magic from a piece written by Ann … Continue reading

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