Hello Chums, Magnus here. I am dreadfully sorry this draw has taken me soooo long, it's the weather you see. The sun...the basket... what's a cat to do but languish. And also we have a new resident here who is thankful...
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'You can step in the same river but the water will always be new.' I wonder what you all do when you turn the final page of a book. On turning the final page of Kate Atkinson's latest novel Life After Lif...
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Bank Holidays were always the occasion for the Church Youth Club to go on a Ramble, so who knows what perambulatory traditions we were inadvertently clinging onto as we made our way to Box Hill, or walked from Dorking to Friday Street ev...
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There was a Vintage and Textiles Fair in Tavistock Town Hall yesterday. They seem to be the newest big thing, the whole nostalgia industry generating big money and the town was vibrant and buzzing, and the sun shone. I didn'...
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I'm wondering if any of you here in the UK watched The Great British Sewing Bee?? This the recent series where amateur sewers took on challenges as they competed to be named Britain's best home sewer. Ann was a worthy winner but I'...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson said it first... 'It is one of the blessings of old friends, that you can afford to be stupid with them...' and I wouldn't normally subject friends to the public Birthday spotlight here, pref...
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Having narrowed down my sphere of paying-close-attention to a mile in each direction from home, I am watching everything with a much keener eye. I can really recommend this approach, especially for someone like me who is always wondering...
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The first Saturday in May only meant one thing when I was a child... the May Queen celebrations. I thought I'd share again my defining moment as a Rosebud escort (pink sash) to the Mitcham May Queen. This before graduating t...
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Happy May Day everyone, here's wishing everyone plenty more sunshine and plenty good books. Every so often a real glut of books I absolutely want to read arrives in the post. I shelve the books them in Month of Publication order, t...
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One of my very favourite Simon and Garfunkel tracks from the Sounds of Silence album... remember that one, heavens did those songs make an impression or what, though gone are the days when I could play that opening guitar riff. And...
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