Although summer is my favourite season (if I had to have one), there is a lot to like about autumn …
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I was looking for a quote about reading to use in this post and came across this one from Jean Rhys: Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.
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Mark Twain said: In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. Well, he wasn’t wrong.
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Early on Saturday morning, I stepped out along the part of the waterfront for the first time in many weeks. …
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What is your take on cucumber? I admit to a love-hate relationship. There was a period a few years ago …
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And so we moved on to the last two stops on our European trip – Glasgow and Edinburgh. I’m from …
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Following our visit to the beach on our first full day in Sydney, we decided on the Royal Botanic Gardens …
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Phew! It is Friday! Having coughed and sneezed through the week, taken a trip to Nelson and not got as much sleep as I would like, I finally feel I have some time to catch up with myself. So, what went on this week?
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It is Friday evening, and I like to do a blog post at the end of the week to put …
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I love buying flowers, though am a hopeless at arranging them. They bring a lightness and brightness to a room and lift the spirits on a dull day.