Monthly Archives: October 2008

the etiquette of ironing

Now ironing is something that goes on in many houses.  Where there are teenagers and the task has been subcontracted out i.e. do your own, it is what might be called an endangered species of house work. OV and I … Continue reading

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Halfway through Autumn

It’s just over half way through ‘my’ Autumn and time to reflect on how it is going. The apples are half-harvested and we are beginning to consume them. (Today’s version was a delicious dessert made with apples and sponge mixture, … Continue reading

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Contrasts

Travelling yesterday, up the A303 into Berkshire, I was struck by the great beauty of the countryside as this busy road wound its way through open sweeping chalk hills and clustering woodland.  The colours on the trees had begun to … Continue reading

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