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The Clearout at the End of the Notebook

Rationalising the contents of the little brick sheds. In the opening scenes, a Tennents Lager ashtray hits me soundly on the head. Slapstick or hospital drama. There are boxes on boxes of old branded glassware: some for brands which barely saw … Continue reading

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Whizzfangles

Come up ten years, is, at this house and last night at just after midnight I saw the first fox I ever saw in the street there. Young one. All lithe and limber, springy. Black socks, high ears. Up over … Continue reading

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A Disparate List

1.    When people tag pictures with #nofilter, increasingly my first reaction is, ‘oh, that’s a shame – a carefully chosen filter would’ve made your okay photograph really pretty great.’ It comes across as judgey, and so I judge right … Continue reading

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We’ll See the Year Out…

I grabbed a line that struck me. From the Swedish TV series, Ångelby. (That’s Angelby with an accented ‘A’, in case WordPress no-likes the symbol.) A lovely story told in characteristically dream-like photography, and starring, as did the beautiful Thicker … Continue reading

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Inspiration

A thing that keeps coming to mind – probably as often as I’m minded to look at a cat in a certain way: I read an online Q&A piece on some general cat problems (I could look this up again, but … Continue reading

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Sticky Bread and Happy Cake

Here is a little illustrated post about some things that have been given special names.        

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Against the Business of Birdsong

The Writer’s Digest 2015 April Poem a Day Challenge begins. It’s a thing I was alerted to by a fellow-blogging gunpowder wraith – and something I figured could bring a little (clears throat) structure to my days for a wee … Continue reading

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