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March

     March Storm.  On a recent morning walk, a passenger jet prepared to land on my head. It didn’t. And it wasn’t. It was only the wild wild wind thrashing the trees– spraying the raindrops into showers of rainbows … Continue reading

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Keeping A Journal

Me: [Ending a telephone conversation]: It will be so good to see you.  I thought I’d make fish pie.” Prospective visitor: “Yes.  You made that the last time we came.” Me: I did? PV: Uh-huh. It was good. (vaguely) It … Continue reading

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Hooray for the Glorious Peanut!

In celebration of Peanut Butter Day, January 24th.   Even my mother’s feet showed distress as she pitti-pitti-patted down the stairs, “Poor Georgina! I’ve put her into a terrible mess and don’t know how to get her out!” she threw over … Continue reading

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Meeting the new community

“Hello, how are you? I’ve seen you out walking.  Are you new? Yes. My name is Judy.  We have just moved here to be near our daughter. I try walk each day.” This is the conversation I practised on my … Continue reading

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American Thanksgiving in a Non American Country

Well, we had roast turkey, sausages, gravy, apple-celery-bacon cornbread stuffing with cashews and cranberries, Amish sweet potatoes with apple and mace, mashed potatoes, squash with crystallised ginger, green beans almondine, broccoli, cranberry-orange relish, the obligatory creamed onions (which, I understand, … Continue reading

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Apple County Apple Country

They say that if a medieval Greek man wanted to propose marriage, all he had to do was to toss his Intended an apple. If she caught it, or even tried to catch it (let’s keep her options open as … Continue reading

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Living in Limbo

I can find the Christmas plates, but not the base to the kettle. I can find my Grandmother’s jewellery, but not my socks. I can find 36 boxes of books, but two slow cookers have gone missing. Taking the paper … Continue reading

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