Monthly Archives: October 2012


My cat sits on a chair next to the tub, contemplating my naked body in the suds. Penny for her thoughts.

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All day today, I’ve been full of happy anticipation. There’s no real reason for it that I can think of — and as it’s 8:30 p.m. by now, the only good things I can see in my immediate future are … Continue reading

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Stealing away

Last night, I stole a coat. Actually, two coats. And an umbrella. Before you have me arrested, I hasten to assure you that these items belonged to us in the first place — but at the time, they were held … Continue reading

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Thursday laugh

It’s a grey and rainy day here, so I thought I’d share this laugh. I’m editing a translation where the translator consistently confused the verb “roam” with “roar”, so there is a lot of roaring going on in the German … Continue reading

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Red Admiral in the Ivy

The Husband and I snuck off and went diving yesterday, so today we were pretty much chained to our desks to make up for it. But there was, of course, time for a couple of walks with Isla (she wouldn’t … Continue reading

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