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I'm here because it's a place where I want to be.

What do I do with my life - still pondering that, keep exploring the possibilities I suppose...

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Take a look at my daughter Beth's website...

food for thought...

Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. -Leo Rosten, author (1908-1997)

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. -John Webster, playwright (c. 1580-1634)

There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures. -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else. -John Updike, writer (1932-2009)

Some people become so expert at reading between the lines they don't read the lines. -Margaret Millar, novelist (1915-1994)

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

from A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg

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A family weekend 12th - 14th Aug

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My sister's family camped locally at Appletreewick and Alan's sister's family stayed at the cottage up the lane, we shared time with them separately and on Sunday we had a BBQ together. Had a good time despite the poor weather.
Jenny and Naomi - my nieces
Grandad Paddy with Annie (my great niece)
24th Sep 2011, 19:42   comments (3)

anniversary flowers - taken 4/8

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they did open Helen :)
24th Sep 2011, 18:35   comments (4)

Catch up time! - 7th Aug - My first visit to Wembley

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City's third visit of the season and their only unsuccessful one! Hey that's the way it goes - was an interesting experience, pity City didn't come up to the mark the 3-2 result flattered them and all the goals were at the other end of the field - which makes me really appreciate the position of Alan's (now padded seat) in the centre and at the front of the first tier.
24th Sep 2011, 18:00   comments (3)

Friends staying up the lane...

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My friend's son

Dan and last night's taco meal

Beth's carefully prepared salads etc

- a good end to their stay in the cottage and start to our 44th wedding anniversary :)
29th Jul 2011, 23:06   comments (8)

'early morning celebrations'

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Celebration 'supper'
prawns salad, garlic and brown bread
+ champagne;
followed by double choc, vanilla and ginger brymor dairy ice cream, with added ginger and ginger syrup;
then Jura single malt and Lyndor chocs

Had to be done :)

For people who don't know - yesterday Beth won a scholarship to do an MA in Sequential Design and Illustration at Brighton
14th Jul 2011, 15:09   comments (6)

Man lamp in repose on the dining room table!

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14th Jul 2011, 14:54   comments (1)

My car on Saturday morning

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Deciding that I didn't want to go out on Sat - before arriving at Beth's (to help her finish the last of the cleaning and to bring her and the last few bits and pieces home) I decided to do a supermarket shop as well as pick up a new oven - the result was a car where every nook and cranny was filled and Beth who was totally surrounded in her seat and topped with 2 bags and 3 lampshades! We were congratulated by passers by on their way to a night out!
6th Jul 2011, 22:07   comments (1)

my dining room on Sat morning

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Now almost sorted and more of a base for Beth and Dan whilst they are here.
6th Jul 2011, 21:57   comments (3)