Solstice and Shenanigans

Seasons greetings, whatever theological or tribal stripe you may be, on this, the Solstice, the nadir of the year. It will reach it’s very zenith at 17.11 GMT. Unfortunately, that does not mean that sunny days are ahead. They are, but they’ll be a long time coming. We will have to content ourselves with incremental […]

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Foam Slippers Redux

I am not good at anniversaries. Even my 21st birthday was spent in the cab of a lorry in France. My friend Helen had got me a bottle of Orangina. Orangina was GREAT. We didn’t have anything as nice in the UK. As a kid I thought the war was AGES ago, but as the […]

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dog day holiday

quite naturally, i failed to either bring my camera charger or simply charge the battery, so this post is brought to you by the letters FFS and the number LOW RES camphone. or it could be more about the weird picasa configuration on this netbook. I DON’T KNOW! poppet is having the BEST time. we […]

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holiday time! botox for migraine, and waffling on about the olympics – and a poll! many good things!

we’re going to bri-ghton! we’re going to bri-ghton! we were going to wales, but i got an appointment at the migraine clinic bang in the middle of our proposed travelly time, and had to cancel. wales is too far to go for less than a week. brighton, on the other hand, isn’t. in m’previous post […]

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my online life

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! i am proud to announce my first post as a daily waffle writer! here it is to click on; how to make a dog smile. i feel a little bit NOIVOUS. i feel a bit of a fraud constantly categorizing and tagging this blog with “HUMOUR”, and i felt very bambi trying out his […]

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libraries, poppet, art stuff, colourbox, scottish referendum, gardening, instapaper, tea, workfare, cooking.

1. soooo… ANGRY at this. sneaky FUCKERS. and not in a good way. what body of people moves *things* at 2am when they feel comfortable and legal and whatnot with their decision to do it? almost particularly when those *things* are BOOKS. BOOKS! people! stripping a whole library at 2am. and now i am really […]

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my mass observation day

mass observation day was yesterday, May 12th. here is my diary of the day. background info. i am a 49yo woman. i live in tottenham, on the ferry lane estate. i have a garden flat which backs on to the river lea. i have lived here since last september, having spent the last 20 years […]

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moar fashion news

in my last post my fashion predictions for 2012 i told you what i expected to get from my imminent trip to TK MAXX. (photo and quote put together by slaughterhouse 90210, click through pic to see this great tumblr) did you spot my mistake? yes. you’re right. TK MAXX is the modern version of […]

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