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This Onion is Alarmed

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One of my favourite signs in this country is the signs you see on doors proclaiming, ‘This door is alarmed‘. While a perfectly valid language in both British and American English, the default connotation in the latter is that something has been startled or upset, rather than yanno, having an alarm. I commented that this onion looked alarm, and Z… Read more »

Out of Doors

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I had a routine ob/gyn appointment this afternoon, which meant a brisk walk through the village to and from the surgery. I couldn’t help but notice all the lovely flowers on the way, so here’s a sampling of what I saw on my way around. But, most importantly, the appointment being over means that I can *finally* move into thinking… Read more »

Outside Again *grumps*

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Well okay, not a full-on grump. Z proposed that we take the girls down to The Range to see if we could find anything to help keep them occupied on vacation (and the trips to and from). They’ve got water bottles for the car, a set of coloured pencils to share between them, and a couple of little colouring books…. Read more »

Under Glass

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The girls went to work with Z today, which mainly went well from all I’ve heard. I was bemused when I received a zip file of .pdfs… which contained a picture of each of them having photocopied their own faces. Nerds. They did it separate, so I crammed them together as such to share their nerdery in an easier format…. Read more »

Across the Universe

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We are currently holed up at R’s house for belated 4th of July-ish celebrations. We are also kid-free, which is bliss. The kiddos are with their grandparents, which hopefully will go as smoothly as it did last time. So that’s nice. We all love each other, but I think that we all appreciate having opportunities to do something different/be somewhere… Read more »

Photograph-ary

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I am grudgingly starting to get the earrings I’ve made listed. This has requires me to attempt to find ways to get the earringsĀ  positioned for best photographing, hence the little yellow triangles. It seems to be helping a bit, though I had to make a little one a bit flatter to get… well. Angles. Things. Fancy, ha ha. I… Read more »

A Bit of Gussy

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Tonight the entire fam is out for a bit of miniature train fun — and free buffet, ha ha. I figured I’d have a bit of fun with my hair, ’cause I can’t remember the last time I braided the front. It’s still pulled back and vaguely tidy rather than hanging loose, but now I have the option! Fancy! ((And… Read more »

Heh Heh, Pots

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When I first moved here, the divider between my in-law’s house and the neighbouring was roses, lots of roses. When the current occupants moved in, they eventually dug them up and replaced them with pictured potted trees. I found the shadows aesthetically pleasing as we pulled out to return home, so I figured I’d take a picture. You’re welcome, ha… Read more »