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Ratatouille

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Monday 25th June Cook’s corner to start my week with. Updated a recipe for ratatouille. Nothing special? That’s all you know, folks. I got the original from the lovely film of the same… Continue reading

The forty-second writer on the blog is..

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The forty-second writer on the blog is Clare Girvan. Clare escaped from inner city teaching in Birmingham last century to live in a pretty Devon estuary town with her journalist husband and three cats, and… Continue reading

Monologue.

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I never knew what it was about him. He wasn’t like any other guys I’ve met before; he was sweet, funny and a gentleman. There was a funny feeling inside; it felt like I… Continue reading

Conditioning

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There is a widespread belief that unless you reward children for doing good and punish them for doing bad, they will go off the rails. Or: children are born off the rails, and… Continue reading

Bee Orchid, Bank of River Exe, Exeter, May 2012

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This photo was taken last week (May 2012). The grass on the banks of the River Exe has never been as long as this, in the 40 odd years I’ve lived here. Thanks… Continue reading

The Only Way To Live, Things Being As They Are

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Sitting at home at my computer, staring out of the window, sound of the washing machine on spin coming from the kitchen behind me. There’s a fantastic display of pansies in the window-box.… Continue reading

The thirty-ninth writer on the blog is

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The thirty-ninth writer on the blog is James Turner James Turner is a poet and performer (of his poems) from Exeter. He spent most of his working life as an unqualified library assistant.… Continue reading

Urban Eeeriness

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This evening I have concocted a chaser blog. A strange substance for a Saturday night, not available in off licences or to order from disreputable websites – come with me down a black-lit… Continue reading

Speed blog

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I have given myself the challenge of writing a blog in 45 minutes, a break-neck blog. The time is now 13.14. This is for two reasons – first I find if I allot… Continue reading

Daft Monkey

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For today’s blog I was going to talk about my latest experience on a bouncy castle. It was with other consenting adults, it wasn’t naked and nothing funny was going on (No I… Continue reading