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Weekend projects


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So, it’s been a really quiet weekend. (Even my DIY plans were somewhat hijacked on Saturday by some kind of migraine. I got up and went out for a jog, but then flashing around the edges of my eyes started while I was getting dressed and it wasn’t long before the urge to throw up

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Sunday (and a little history of depression glass)


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An accidental collection of depression glass vases from The Green Shed (aka the tip shop) and a recent love of yellow roses. A photo posted by Alison Payne (@thisfoggyday) on Feb 21, 2016 at 1:15am PST My latest Instagram. I’ve rather accidentally begun a little collection of depression glass vases, with the biggest one in

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On those things we disinterestedly enjoy


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This, friends, is a tapestry – a rather large tapestry in fact – hanging on my wall, that I both like and am embarrassed about. I bought it from a Salvation Army shop when I was driving through Nowra on my last holiday, because I saw it on the wall and liked it. Since then

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Miscellany


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It’s been a while, and who ever knows what a year of blogging might look like, but here are some miscellaneous bits and pieces at present. I bought my first ever iPhone on the weekend, and have since lost hours of my life fiddling with it. I have resisted the iPhone for years, saying boo

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Christmas decorating


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Well, once again, despite good intentions, Christmas has rushed up at me for another year, in a flurry of unexpected last-minute freelance editing, extra events, shopping … and I am heading North tomorrow. But I managed to put together a rather scrappy Christmas assembly, thanks to my discovery of the Pottery Barn outlet (I love

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