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Blog 130 – 20.4.20. Suppose this is a… miracle…

Dunno about you, but weirdly, I’m finding these lockdown days racing by….this is a real surprise.

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Blog 129 – 1.4.20. Food, glorious food…

It’s niece H’s 26th birthday. I sent her a birthday card with an Edward Hopper painting on the front. Hopper is fantastically good at painting silence and isolation…yet somehow, to me, his paintings aren’t sad, exactly. I think they somehow … Continue reading

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Blog 128 – 29.3.20. Yes I know, it’s Sunday again…

Every day is turning into Sunday, both inside the house and outside. This morning, on a street deserted of moving cars (but lots of parked ones), I saw 2 large black crows communing, unharrassed, in the middle of the road…wandering … Continue reading

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Blog 127 – 27.3.20. Flatten the curve…

No doubt others will have described this similarly…but as a young lady from the local children’s nursery said (before lockdown),  ..’This is mad! It’s surreal! I feel like I’ve suddenly stumbled onto a movie set’.  She was clearly both excited … Continue reading

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Blog 126 – 13.3.20. Panic buying goes viral…

Hmmm…husband and I live 5 minutes walk from a major supermarket. We haven’t done a big weekly shop for about 2 decades….we go in every few days..and we aren’t expecting that to change.

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Blog 125 – 14.12.19. Over to you God….

Strictly Come Dancing is one of my favourite TV programmes…guaranteed to make me feel good. Love seeing people blossom and move towards being their best each week.

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Blog 124 -19.10.19. Brexit: will we turn back from a Neanderthal future?

My husband and I are gobsmacked. Stunned almost into silence. We have just found out that the son of a friend of ours, is no longer vegan. This chap had quite a following on Youtube, championing veganism, interviewing vegan strong-men … Continue reading

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Blog 123 – 27.9.19. Español 5: El Último post de Barcelona.

It’s the último day of school for me, and after our final classes…which most other students have decided to skip, Valentina takes some selfies of us, making sure, as usual, to modify them so she looks pale and almost manga-cartoon-like … Continue reading

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Blog 122 – 25.9.19. Español 4: How to stay out of hot water…

Architect Antoni Gaudi has without doubt, given Barcelona its unique brand. And as a person interested in cities, architecture and buildings, and what makes them work, I decide to check out La Pedrera…aka Casa Mila..an apartment building built by Gaudi … Continue reading

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Blog 120 -20.9.19. Español 2: Pah! mi amigo – who needs friends…?

Learning. I know that the thing I have to learn about learning is that you learn nothing if you don’t try, especially in language. If you are scared of making mistakes, you don’t learn anything at all…you are literally and … Continue reading

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