Monthly Archives: February 2010

This weekend

This weekend the British forces Animal Rehoming Centre near us held a clean-up morning. One way or another we are becoming quite involved with BARC. Our neighbour Laura works there, Jim has just taken on a role as vice-chair of the committee, and of course itโ€™s where Bella came from. So we spent Saturday morning…

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It rained…

We have had rain at last. So all the desert dust that was hanging around in the atmosphere is now streaked down our windows and splattered all over my car โ€“ but at least we can breathe safely again! The dogs are not enjoying the wind and rain though. Macy was sulking at the top…

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The Falklands

A place very close to my heart has been back in the headlines again this week. A British company is drilling for oil off the Falkland Islands, and the Argentines have once again claimed sovereignty. When the Falklands first hit the headlines in 1982, families across Britain had to get their atlases out to work…

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A busy weekend…

This weekend I made cushions. The first one on Saturday, the second one on Sunday. In between I spoke to my mum and told her what I was working on. She said โ€œDid you back the front and put a zip in?โ€ and instantly I regretted short-cutting. So I made the second one today with…

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Waiting for rain…

Itโ€™s not all sunshine and lemons in Cyprus you knowโ€ฆ A huge cloud of African dust is currently hanging over the whole island, swept here by a winds and a low pressure system over Morocco, and now just hanging around waiting for rain to bat it out of the atmosphere. The dust concentration in the…

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