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My new library


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I put this picture up on Instagram and shared it to Facebook the other day, and I have been surprised particularly by the Facebook response. It seems there are a lot of people who’d like a library. It doesn't have a secret doorway or a spiral staircase, which were key features, but I have partly

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A sobering beginning


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So I started out the week with new year plans and projects and goals, and got stuck into them on Tuesday, then on Wednesday morning a friend died, and suddenly that all didn’t seem so important anymore. I stayed in a house with this friend and his family five years in a row over the

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A little Wendell Berry observation


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I really need to get back into the swing of blogging. I’ve had an old childhood friend visiting for the weekend (who was happy to take up her book at any opportunity, which is my sort of house guest! – you know they are happy with a little bit of nothingness). We went to the

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The course of an ordinary married life


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I did also finish The Course of Love, by Alain de Botton recently. This is a story of ordinary married life. I didn’t read it because I specifically wanted to read a story of ordinary married life,  but rather because Alain de Botton is one of those authors, who, when he has a new book

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