Monthly Archives: February 2013

Nature, red in tooth and claw, apparently

“She’s back. Oh, hello, catty – what’s that she’s got in her mouth oh my God, oh my God…” Over the past nine months we had got so accustomed to our cat’s inability to catch her own toys or tail, … Continue reading

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On thy cold, grey stones

Cycling a rural commute at this time of year is a tricky business. From one day to the next, the temperatures swoop and soar like Cotswold hills. Back roads are ungritted; main roads have a thin strip where drivers have … Continue reading

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Incommunicado or incapacitated

I have spent much of the first month and a bit of 2013 in the fug of very low-level, rather mediocre illness. My Christmas cold finally faded away, to be replaced by another one in late January. Meanwhile my sprained … Continue reading

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