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A Make-Do Community

“And to top it all”, she wailed, “when I emptied the last tin of fruit cocktail into the bowl, it wasn’t fruit cocktail. It was cooked carrots.” Tehran, Iran, early 1970s. I was pretty sure I knew how that could … Continue reading

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A Remembering Community

In Memory of Jo Cox It’s a pity that the nation’s politicians don’t live in the trees lining our street. If so they could have received absolutely stellar advice that would have sent them scurrying back to their manifestos to … Continue reading

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The Airport Community

Going everywhere except here. Detroit Airport, Michigan USA,   May, 2017.  A chance to be 10 hours in the airport on my way home to England. I spend it walking, reading, walking, singing, walking, sleeping, walking, and people-watching.  So many bodies … Continue reading

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Apples — Part One

With many thanks to Helmut and Christel for sharing this information.  What’s the connection between apples and your local Council? Plenty, if you happen to live in Rheinstetten, Germany.  Our friend Helmut has a buddy-buddy relationship with his town council … Continue reading

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Don’t start your diet yet

Most of us have had cook books given to us, and one I love was presented to me back when I was a penniless and new  to England, trying to grasp the fact that I would never understand English English, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve…..

….is a very lonely time for some people. I had to have this explained to me because Christmas Eve to me is the longest, busiest day in the calendar year.  But, I was told, in the world  there are those … Continue reading

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Cookies for Hallowe’en

There are occasions when I want to go back to the age of innocence. Hallowe’en is one of them.  When I was growing up, Hallowe’en was a beautiful time to be someone different – to dress up in any costume … Continue reading

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