Monthly Archives: June 2020


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If there is one thing that has made this lockdown period tenable for Smaller, it’s that she’s able to spend loads of time playing Minecraft and watching related videos. She is easily my equal in general knowledge, and my superior in some of the fiddlier bits, like potion-making. While I will not out and out play a game with her yet… Read more »

Around and…

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This is my patient-with-cat face. He’s standing next to me whining again, because that’s what my clingy furboy does. He ran off for a second, and is now standing next to me staring. What do you want child, what do you want. *chuckles* I wouldn’t have it any other way though. He’s a good boy, and I know there’s gonna… Read more »


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Today has been an ultra-pleasant, lovely day. It’s a bit colder again, windy, bit of rain, bit of sun. But after the heat the last couple of days, it’s just been. Nice. *chuckles* Z and even managed to rub a few spoons together and get a bit of the clutter pushed back. He did it ’cause he wanted to test… Read more »


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So. I like pens. I am picky about pens. I am picky about pens to the degree that disposables of certain colours have to be certain makes from certain brands to be the right colour. This here, my delivery of vigintituplets? 20 pens in my Etsy store-related colour for less than £4, delivered the next day… yaaassssss. Z is very… Read more »

Not Syrupy

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This picture was taken earlier in Mum’s back garden. We’d popped around to take some birthday cards, and as part of our distancing efforts, we continue to meet around the back. I’d plopped down in front of her potted maple, which I adore. I don’t know what kind it is, but I’ve asked Z to ask her when he runs… Read more »

Hey Bud

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On a trip to the postbox earlier, I spotted that my little carnie friend seems to be doing better. Or, at least, has made some new friends, ha ha. Hopefully they’ll do okay in the face of this fierce heat we’re having. Like, it’s mid-80s today, and it’s gonna be high 80s tomorrow. Add in the fact the sun feels… Read more »

Clever Me

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When I was turning the a/c off last night, I hadn’t plugged the bottom before turning it on. The plug? Oh, so you can drain off the condensation the machine collected, ha ha. So I jarred it, and it started pouring into a bag of yarn that was right underneath it. Whups? Well done, ha ha. For all my brain… Read more »

Sole Work

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Sole… soul… har har. Naw like, today has been a day for trying to do some soul work. I think that I will be doing a harsh cull on my social media friends — because I need to.  There’s a bit of salt, and a bit of rancor, but more that I’ve been letting soul wounds fester for a long… Read more »

Smell the Roses

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On the occasion of my first Christmas here in the UK, my in-laws funded me getting ALL THE ROSES for our garden. It ended up being 6 or 7, most of which did decently. When we moved, I insisted that they come with us if at all possible. We moved at the right time of year for transplanting, and my… Read more »