05 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – hems, contrast, ever so slowly

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1. More sewing and podcasts today. (My sewing pile got rather out of control in 2014.) The cotton for the hem disappears completely into the fabric. On the next pair of trousers, it’s a bit more visible but my line is straight enough that it doesn’t really matter. 2. The sweet potato looks a glorious […]

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04 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – to the chickens, together again/squirrels, croissants

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1. The cats follow me down to the chickens. Kaufman and Strange watch small holes for prey and Tilda leaves a paw print in the ice on the fence. The frozen glitter on leaves sparkles in the sun. 1b. A clutch of clean eggs in the nest box. The chickens are very, very slowly beginning […]

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03 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – breakfast, move/just over the horizon/power snack/no idea, star stare, hoofing

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1. It’s been a long time since we’ve had channa & puree (a light but spicy chickpea & potato curry, served with fried chapatti) for breakfast. The tea that follows tingles on our tongues from the residue spices. 2. We help D & E move into their new house. It involves going to the hell […]

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02 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – sew/zipper foot, lime, wriggle piggle

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1. I take advantage of the clear (and extended) dining table to catch up on some machine sewing. It’s so much easier to pin things with room to stretch out. 1b. I heart my zipper foot. It’s exactly the tool I need for the job. 2. Above the other herbs and spices, the freshness of […]

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01 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – fry up/tea, alone together, cold sausages, shape

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1. John and I work together on the fry up. Everything comes together well. 1b. We make a pot of tea at the last minute and it results some of the best cups of tea we’ve all had in a long time. 2. Later, after our friends have left, John and I decompress. We disappear […]

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31 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

3BT – cringe, bedroom cats, flap, finish, lucky

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0. That thing where you sing a line of an embarrassing song really loud as a conversationally-apt joke for your boyfriend in the supermarket, then notice you know a) that there are other people in ear shot and b) you know them from dog walking. It’s only a little cringy. 1. The cats hide from […]

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