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A first time for everything

This week I visited K in hospice.  It’s the first time I’ve ever been to a hospice, although at my age (late 40’s) I have visited dying people at home.  689 more words

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Settling In...

By far the most common question I get asked when people find out I’m newly living in Paris is how long I plan to stay. It was like that when I lived in Dublin as well – everyone always seemed to want to know how long I was there for.   333 more words

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I went stationery shopping this week.   Life in the fast lane, eh?  The most important purchase:

  • A pocket address book, nice and flowery, just 50 cents…
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The Panache of Postboxes

Oz, a character in the hit 1980s comedy drama, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, once observed that:

These German bricks lack the panache of British bricks.

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Machmallauter! Eurovision

The Eurovision Song Contest is on TV this Saturday.  I’ll be cleaning my toenails… alphabetising my CD collection… just unavailable for TV watching.

As far as I’m concerned, Eurovision went downhill after… 49 more words

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Look after your local redheads!

Here’s a public safety picture I saw today, courtesy of Bullshire Police.  Please care about your local redheads in this heatwave in Germany and Northern Europe! 7 more words

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A challenge for you

So folks, a challenge, a task for you: please give me a one-word topic to blog about.

Have a challenging day, won’t you!

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