Tag Archives: cold

Savouring slowness

Finch has a cold and has been wandering around the house wheezing like a little train. It’s gone to his chest and he’s asthmatic. He clamped on some child’s ear defenders from the bottom of the toy box proclaiming that … Continue reading

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Boilers

This weekend our boiler broke down. We had no hot water or heating just as autumn blew in. Boilers have a sixth sense about impending cold weather, and a masochistic sense of humour. It’s all fixed now, which is a … Continue reading

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Plants for such-and-such a spot

Big Dreamer’s parents have an incredible garden. My eyes were nearly popping out with envy when we visited them last week. On arriving home, by contrast, our plot looked pretty wretched. It’s not for want of trying but I think … Continue reading

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