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Floordrobe begone!

Two apologies. Firstly, for using the horrendously ugly word ‘floordrobe’. While I was quite pleased to find that there’s a word for that heap of once-worn clothes on the floor, it surely could have been less jarring. Secondly, the reason … Continue reading

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11 questions

I’ve been tagged on the 11 things meme by dorkymum.  I’m kind of a sucker for questionnaires, so I’m answering dorkymum’s questions, but I’m too lazy to make up some more questions unless anyone really bugs me for them!  11 … Continue reading

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The tyranny of the garden

I’m going to say something distinctly un-British here: I don’t like having a garden. I know that it’s something we’re supposed to appreciate without question. Like the weird American obsession with having a fireplace. But if it were possible to … Continue reading

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Trivial but useful weekend DIY

Here’s something I was meaning to post last weekend but forgot.  It’s a very trivial but very useful bit of DIY furniture modification! Like everyone else I know, I have a bazillion chargers for electronic things (how come as phones … Continue reading

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Too much stuff

I am having one of my periodic overwhelmed-with-stuff moments. I love getting actual Christmas cards (though I’m not as good as I used to be at sending them all out) and I enjoyed wrapping a bunch of Christmas presents today. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin creations

Somehow both Mr Woodsmoke and I have been being more creative/crafty recently.  I don’t know whether it’s my Artist’s Way rubbing off, or just that we’ve had a little bit of a breather.  His woodturning class certainly seems to be … Continue reading

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Parallel cooking (with recipe for spinach sauce)

Last night I had a bit of a cooking binge and it actually worked out (well, apart from the giant mess needing cleaned up this morning). Usually when I try to do too much at once, something goes wrong, as … Continue reading

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