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'Truth is ...

‘Truth is you don’t know what you’re doing

well, until you find a way of

selling the thing you didn’t know

you did well to the buyer you didn’t… 87 more words


Some literary news and events

Although I haven’t been posting much, I have been busy reading and attending lots of literary events.

This year kicked off with Han Kang talking about her astonishing novel… 644 more words


Treat yourself: A bit of the light fantastic

“Oh you do take yourself very seriously, lovely Lucy! I’ll tell you what you need…a bit of the light fantastic.”

A very dear friend in Ireland – a very beautiful, glamorous and wise lady now in her 80s – coined this wonderful phrase to describe the importance of allowing ourselves to make time for a little deliberate indulgence and treating ourselves to our favourite “nice things” every now and then. 124 more words

Nice Stuff

Just can't have anything nice (2/24/2016)

Much akin to Jeff Foxworthy’s cry when his mother’s Elvis Jack Daniels decanter was broken, my grandmother declared she couldn’t have anything nice.

This, of course, was after her porcelain praying hands statue had been knocked to the floor to break for the umpteenth time. 742 more words

S[tuff] I'd like [to] hap[pen]

I ask myself quite

often why

the nice stuff isn’t easy for

me to pen: why tough stuff ain’t tough but

smooth as malt whisky (tho’, really, malt whisky… 347 more words


Bye-Bye, Baby Swing

I came to the conclusion last night that it was time to put away our baby swing.  The swing, the one thing that promised a nap or some sleep in the middle of the night, has been outgrown.   643 more words

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