25 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – houmous, leaves, perks up again, drafting

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1. The deliciousness of the houmous takes me by surprise. 2. The cluster of oak leaves are such a flat brown that they look fake. 3. After scaring the crap out of me with coughing fit at dinner time, Lily perks up again, hunting for her bonio and pushing around her food cube like she’s […]

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25 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – works/teenager/good (for now), good rubs/nudge, curry

1. After several failed experiments I don’t have much hope that the coffee will work but it does. 1b. She tells us about being a teenager – in the so-called first generation of teenagers – and how she thought the arrival of the pill a few years later brought with it not freedom but greater […]

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23 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – Kaufman, ears/tear/visitor/penultimate, no surprise/leftovers/rice pudding

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1. Kaufman sits between me and my keyboard and purrs loudly. Then, having grown weary of my affections, he makes his way across the desks to John for Round 2. 2. I stroke M-dog’s velvety ears as R shows me the orange of his squash. (Which isn’t a euphemism.) 2b. The satisfying tear as the […]

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22 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – throwing, spinning/wobble, striped

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1. My afternoon throwing session goes brilliantly. After lots of recent collapses, I go back to basics to start with and am rewarded by a series of lovely pots. Even the chores at the end – reclaiming some old clay for next time – goes well: it’s not overly wet like last time, and slops […]

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21 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – dawn/dusk, Arrows #2, butties, beach/sound/giggles, fire

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0. The mist is heavy on the back – a solid wall of fuzz from just beyond the ditch. The dawn light streaks it with gold and pink. 0b. At the other end of the day, the mist clouding the distant hills – the ones beyond Halifax, the ones beyond Brighouse, the ones beyond Bradford […]

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20 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – bales, Arrows/footpath/in the air, the granddog

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1. Dozens of straw bales stacked high in a block of pleasing dimensions. As we approach, it seems like a perfectly straight line but as we curve around, we can see that it’s banana-ed. 2. By coincidence, we’re in Southport during the Air Show weekend. We arrive just in time for the Red Arrows first […]

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