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A Father’s Day Post..

Picnic June 7th 2013 (17)

Several companies emailed me recently to ask if I wished to opt out of father’s day posts. I said ‘yes

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Summertime Drinks..

I was surprised to discover this fine and sunny morning that I’d never written a post for you on my

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A Summery dessert on a rainy Sunday..

Strawberry and Rhubarb Bars (4)

A quick trot around a very wet Ormeau park this morning left us feeling virtuous… well – damp – and virtuous! Home

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Last Christmas, this Christmas, next Christmas ..

Mince pies (2)

At this stage last Christmas, we’d have been swamped with social engagements – work nights out, dinners and lunches with

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T’was two-and-a-bit-weeks-before-Christmas..

The view towards Scrabo Tower

..and I suddenly realised that I hadn’t got my trusty Christmas notebook out on my kitchen counter. In fact I

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A wet Sunday – what could be better?

        I was woken this morning by the rain slamming – no other word for it –

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A different kind of November..

Christmas chocolate cake

    Every year around this time, I re-read, review, and trot out my ‘How to get ahead in November

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Halloween, and other scary things..

halloween fun at StGeorge's (3)

  Seasonal walks amongst colourful, leafy forests and local parks have given me time to think these past few weeks.

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T’was 2 (and a bit) months before Christmas…

Wet Sundays…   Yep. 4th October, a rainy Sunday, and my inbox is full of Christmas notifications.. I’m not really that

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Despite everything, I’m doing a little forward planning this Autumn..

October 10th 2018 (15)

And here we are again – the linen trousers stashed away in the hopes that I’ll fit in to them

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