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Microwave conspiracies

My Dad has a conspiracy theory about microwaves. It goes like this. Whichever way he puts his mug of coffee into the microwave, it always finishes with the mug handle turned away from him when he goes to get it … Continue reading

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Dawn chorus

The swifts are back! They have been screeching loudly as they swerve and swoop over our heads. Little Owl and I went on an early morning outing with our local Wildlife Trust on Sunday to hear the dawn chorus. It … Continue reading

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Boomerang jobs

Sometimes it feels like Big Dreamer and I are trapped in an episode of Fawlty Towers on a loop. We can’t seem to do any jobs around the house without them boomeranging right round and pinging us in the head … Continue reading

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Window cleaners

I got myself into a tricky situation with window cleaners recently. I’d love to know if any of you get yourselves into the same sort of predicament. Here’s what happened… When we first moved down to Devon the windows of … Continue reading

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Storm Angus

The day is every shade of grey in the aftermath of Storm Angus. Rain is pounding down so hard the puddles are full of bubbles. Little Owl skipped nimbly between them on the way to school, while I trudged behind … Continue reading

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Phoning home

I saw a funny thing the other day. I was walking behind a mum pushing a pram ladened with shopping bags and a couple of small children holding on to the frame. I heard her say to one of the … Continue reading

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Remembering

On Friday, just before 11 o’clock, a precious thing happened. One of the barbers on the high street stepped out of his shop holding a trumpet. He lifted it to his lips, took a deep breath, and played the Last … Continue reading

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Dodgy dealings

Yesterday the day poured with rain and this morning there is a heavy mist draping itself over all the houses. Everything is still and quiet except for the occasional drip from a tree or gutter. Wren is well on her … Continue reading

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Nightwear hi-jinks

The days have remained golden here but the temperature has dropped. The heads of our sunflowers are bowing to the inevitable coming of autumn. The birds will have a feast from one specimen with a particularly enormous head. We’ll collect … Continue reading

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Life lessons

Sunday morning was bright and clear. We put on our boots and headed up into the hills behind our house. In a meadow high above the city we sipped scalding hot chocolate out of flasks and munched on satsumas. Below … Continue reading

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