Category Archives: love

The Magical Whisky Tour

We’ve just been on a week’s holiday to the Kintyre peninsula, Islay and Jura; me, K, my parents and her parents. The weather was in turns awful and glorious: awful as we relaxed in our private sitting room in the … Continue reading

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Cat successfully acquires new staff

This is Indie, a two-year-old tortoiseshell/tabby moggy: She says she might be willing to lodge with us for the next few years. There’s been no agreement on rent yet; we did mention it, but she suggested that “with claws like … Continue reading

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Nobody owns a cat

We’re trying to get a cat. It’s harder than you think, especially if (a) you accept that buying kittens from breeders is simply worsening an existing problem of animal welfare, and (b) you baulk at tempting them away from neighbours’ … Continue reading

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First honest about what he isn’t

If I could recommend one course of action to you – by which I really mean, to me – for this upcoming year, it would be to try to keep in touch – or get back in touch – with … Continue reading

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Wherever I lay my hat: there’s my hat

Well, despite this warning I was still rather hoping to write at least one or two things here, but that clearly didn’t happen. In the end, Mum asked us to come over after her operation – her first operation, as … Continue reading

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Closer to distant generations

Sometimes when I ring my Granddad (which I don’t do often enough) I talk to him for a good while. On those occassions, conversation has a natural ebb and flow, of the kind I achieve with closer friends, and we … Continue reading

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To travel hopefully

We made it to my parents’ house for Christmas. We shouldn’t have. We should have got stuck at any number of stages on our journey—as West Oxfordshire shut down, then Oxford train station, then St Pancras, then Calais, Cherbourg, St … Continue reading

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