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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Counting down and a story…

Every morning, I look out of the window to see if it has snowed yet. While she heaves a sigh of relief (that I don’t really believe ’cause she’s like a puppy when it snows) I sigh with disappointment. It’s … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Cats, tennis balls and Merlin, with Jaye and Anita

I may have the odd tennis ball or two. Some call it obsession… I prefer passion, or dedication, ’cause I only use one at a time, except for special games (and I need a new plant pot for that, Santa, … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Tennis balls, Amy M. Reade and Orly

I have a bit of a thing for tennis balls. I know you might not have noticed, but it is true. She is pretty good at throwing them for me, and keeps me well supplied, but no matter how many … Continue reading

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Grasped #midnighthaiku

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Guest author: Kaye Park Hinckley- What can fiction bring to a world with broken wings?

What can a fiction writer bring to a world with broken wings? For sure, a world like this one is full of fragmented people–fodder for a writer. And just as sure, a writer will translate human brokenness through his or … Continue reading

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A mother’s day…

I woke late and tired, having slept through all three of the alarms I had set to get me to work on time. The problem was, I had been unable to sleep until dawn, so I was bleary eyed as … Continue reading

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Christmas with the small dog…

Santa came! With loads of chickeny treats and balls… and a big, long furry snake that squeaks everywhere! I learned what it was called in three goes too! Then we had a walk in the dark, and that’s always fun … Continue reading

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From Keith Channing-The gift of giving: win one of three #Lendwithcare gift vouchers. #makealoanchangealife

Reblogged from Keith Channing… a seasonal offer to help you help others: CHRISTMAS 2017 SPECIAL OFFER My wife, Clare, and I are long-time supporters of Lendwithcare, a micro-finance organisation set up by Care International, one of the world’s leading aid … Continue reading

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Red letter day?

As the local supermarket has seen fit to start selling Christmas stuff already and someone-who-shall-remain-nameless has graciously shared the latest virulent bug with me, I thought I could do worse than to update a letter written in August three years … Continue reading

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A sad tail

The water in the winter pond is as clear as glass. At this time of year, when the weeds have sunk to the bottom to escape the ice and the various algae have ceased to bloom in the sun, you … Continue reading

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