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beautiful, but alone

Our magnolia tree, which was planted by my parents about 40 years ago, is flowering: [magnolia flower – winter 2015] It’s had a hard life. I remember when it was only just planted, maybe about a year old, our dalmatian … Continue reading

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The barista wears gum boots

Ever since my partner was retrenched on 19 May we’ve been living with a pretty tight budget. That budget allows me just two purchased coffees each week. I choose to have one of those on Sunday mornings. In the past … Continue reading

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Yesterday, the fourth Sunday in Lent, was “Mothering Sunday” in the UK. Here in Australia most people would mark Mothers Day on the second Sunday in May, following the social order defined by American marketers. Although my family never celebrated … Continue reading

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