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Yogi and The Square

I think I am close to becoming a Zen master. Mrs B – scoffs at this, but, poor thing, she’s still trapped in the here and now, a slave to the mundane practicalities of life, while I am definitely on a higher plane. It was through the practice of yoga that I had my revelation. […]

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My Life On The Shelf / The Museum Of Crap

A Georgian sand shaker, a cast iron model 24lb artillery piece, a rather rude statue of Greek men wrestling, a 1980s brick shaped mobile phone, a WW2 officers’ compass, a metal AA badge, a (full) tin of corned beef from 1935….these, and other relics, are my life. On a shelf. To which more than six […]

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Hay Hysteria

I have hysterics every August. You may find the thought of family holidays stressful:  elbows out for a seat on the no frills airline, the beach towel battle of the sunbeds vs the German tourists, being on permanent look-out for the children as they make friends with the most feral kids in the hotel pool, […]

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By Christopher
September 3rd, 2014
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Man About The House: part two

In most things the husband and I are like chalk and cheese.  Especially when it comes to things/stuff.  I don’t like too much stuff.  Christopher loves stuff. I think stuff is annoying and requires putting away, tidying up or dusting.  Christopher attaches sentimental value to absolutely everything he possesses and never wants to chuck anything […]

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By Sarah
December 29th, 2012
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Man About The House: part one

Around this time of year at Swallowtail Hill the husband spends more time in the kitchen.  This isn’t because he is cooking me gourmet dinners, it’s simply because it’s the warmest room in the house so he moves his ‘office’ to the kitchen table.  This is obviously highly annoying. Not only does this mean more […]

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By Sarah
December 17th, 2012
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