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Closer to fine

You have to be close up to see these little flowers, brave pioneers of a spring not yet arrived. 143 more words

South Australia

Memories that seep colour

11 April 2015

Chennai, India

Technically… my time living here in India will come to its end in the next few weeks. Not even just in a Catch-22 way; given the dates on my paperwork have a typo that, at the time, was one of many new Indian beaurocracy challenges too hard to correct. 326 more words

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Watermelons 10 rupees a slice!

Feb 2015

Chennai, India

As the sun starts to burn and as the season changes so nature obliges. Start of the watermelon season here with prices starting high at 10 rupees a slice. 11 more words

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Purple Dahlias in Bangladesh

Feb 2015

Dhaka, Bangladesh

It occurs to me as I stare out of the plane window departing Dhaka that every country I visit has a colour palate.  645 more words

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Move? What move?

Bed pretty much gave up on me at 05:30 this morning.  And I’ve tried to roll over and ignore the gentle, but persistent hayfever-induced bubbling snores of my wife, but I find I’ve achieved nothing more than staring at the ceiling for the last half an hour. 754 more words

Adventure

Doing Without

We’ve achieved a great deal here in Lincoln with very little.  I’m actually pretty pleased with myself

(Deb: He is very easily pleased).

Because as you probably know, the majority of my possessions have long since disappeared over the horizon – and that includes power tools and screwdrivers and chisels and all that other manly-activity related stuff.  539 more words

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The End of Days

And yea verily on the last day, rain and hail of Biblical proportions did smite the Rectory at Folla Rule and Del did ponder

“Bugger going out in that to load the car” 413 more words

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