Monthly Archives: July 2010

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OK – here’s the full story! I was at my Dad’s on Sunday as usual, and we’d just been out for lunch. I came in, sat down and my eyes “went funny” – i thought a lens had dropped out … Continue reading

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home home home. *clings to it*

tr5THANK YOU. That’s all I can say right at the moment, because frankly, I am staggered by the sweetness and the care and the love and the messages and the general well wishyness that you’ve all shown since my enforced … Continue reading

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OK – Here’s the latest –not too good!

Thanks to all of you who commentd on Chris Smith’s post yesterday announcing I had something wrong with me. Excuse typising as I’m pretty much doing this with my eyes shut. Yesterday I suddenly developed double vision and more scarily … Continue reading

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To Get Things Done, You’d Better Not Mess With Major Tom

(which is another way of saying “My mother said”.) Basically, my mother said that the best way to deal with morons was to laugh at them. This works.  They expect argument and anger and backlash. If you just smile indulgently … Continue reading

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Tweet!

I’ve bought Dad a Perspex window bird feeder (shown in picture, at the top) which is up today, full of food. It will take the birds a while to spot it, but I do hope they use it. They don’t … Continue reading

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Who is the God of Rain

And where can I sacrifice something to him? I’m getting very very sick of this weather. Is it Impluvia? Torrentius? I could sacrifice a couple of cats, specially the type that consider me to be a hot water bottle in … Continue reading

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Wow

I saw the most amazing bird this morning. I think it’s the same one I saw flying past a couple of days ago but in that case it was definitely flying from A to B – this time, if it … Continue reading

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Ah, authors never change…

I have been reading Stephen Spender’s autobiography “World Within World” recently, and while I don’t think much of the writing—it’s a little too florid, using three adjectives when one would do today “As I walked in the dangling, lost, isolated … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “ebook only” option

I’m thoroughly convinced that ebooks will be around to stay—they will change formats I dare say in the same way that music has. Eventually they’ll go straight into the brain or something!  But I appreciate the convenience for people who … Continue reading

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a great review for Last Gasp

Last Gasp is reviewed at Three Dollar Bill Reviews – very rewardingly, too. Thank you TDBR. This is a collection of four historical short stories and the individual blurbs are available on the buy site. These stories are universally well … Continue reading

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