Category Archives: Books

Slightly Foxed . . .

It’s arrived. Pleasurable reading ahead ! And the Christmas Crossword is included also – very literary, and a toughie for those of us who aren’t.

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Oh! Isn’t he marvellous . . .

“Look at him ! Oh bless him ! See the way he gets about ! Marvellous !” “Yes, I love the way he walks with his legs apart so” “And his arms held out . . . !” “Helps him … Continue reading

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Books, Books and more Books . . . Sigh . . .

We are currently turning out books magazines and what have you, the accumulations of 58 years of married life and work, as we prepare to “downsize”.  Another member of our family who had to do this in something of a … Continue reading

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Pomes . . .

Today I received two parcels from Church House Bookshop. One was an article which I had ordered and the other was a freebie. The freebie was a book of pomes by, well, let’s not say shall we as we don’t … Continue reading

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Bookshelves . . .

On the 23rd June last year we had a joiner in to put up some bookshelves – which he duly did. Then came the prostate biopsy, and the treatment which took up our energies for the rest of the year … Continue reading

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Reads like a good read . . .

Monkey-Puzzle Trees and Crazy Paving The rise and fall of my family took place between my twelfth and fifteenth years and it is a tribute to my self-absorption that I hardly noticed. At the age of 12 I believed that … Continue reading

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My Prejudices exactly . . .

A blog post which simply refers the reader, via a hyperlink, to another place is scarcely an example of creative writing.  But sometimes, someone else says what you think so well, it coincides with your own subjective feelings, and what you … Continue reading

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A Village Festival . . .

Over the weekend – Friday to Monday – Westleton was having its Village Festival – an exhibition of village life in the hall, and a flower festival in the church made up of wild flowers around the themes suggested by … Continue reading

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“We didn’t mean to go to sea”

Pin Mill – the gallery takes a little while to . . . . [cincopa AACA-17Tfdg9] A place I have long wanted to visit.  I read “We didn’t mean to go to sea” by Arthur Ransome – probably at one … Continue reading

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