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Goodbye Charlotte, hello Des Moines ...

If you’re good at reading between the lines – and plenty of hints have been dropped in the letters the last month or so – it will come as little surprise to you that I will move from Charlotte to Des Moines as soon as the house sells. 936 more words

Writing To Adult Children

My Dying Dog and the Love that She Inspires

Firstly, you should know that my dog is the black female (and currently a little shaggier) version of Dug from Up

I wanted to properly introduce my readers to my dog Daq. 1,091 more words


Introducing a dog and a baby.

During my pregnancy I spent a lot of time wondering how our dog, Hobbs would react to the new addition to our family. He has always been spoiled with attention and whilst I knew how important it was that he knew his place I really hated the thought of him feeling pushed out. 352 more words


A Log Rolling Tortoise Tale

On an otherwise perfectly pleasant walk around Keston Ponds yesterday morning, my hoomum and her hoomfriends bravely and selflessly – nay, recklessly – nay again, crazily – attempted to rescue a “tortoise” which Tina had spotted, stranded on a not terribly substantial log which was floating in the middle of the most fetid and stagnant of  the ponds. 1,021 more words

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House selling 101 ... the latest chapter in a book not yet written

Over the years, Ellen and Reid have read all about it; life-changing relocation and career moves, adjustments to a new part of the U.S., health scares, and even scant details on tepid efforts at relationships. 852 more words

Writing To Adult Children

#1 reason behind ER visits: penne pasta with sautéed chicken ...

Penne pasta with sautéed chicken and pesto doesn’t normally trigger a visit to the ER, but then again, most things aren’t normal around this place these days.  863 more words

Writing To Adult Children

Why I Should Just Leave My Dog at Home

When I got a dog, I vowed never to leave him home alone for more than a half a day, tops. “It’s not fair to him,” I said. 292 more words

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