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Monday Morning Musings #27 – Rediscovering my mojo

Enough was enough. In the 11th month of this rubbish year it was time to call a halt to the pity party and haul that mojo of mine up out of the doldrums, polish it up and return to real life. It all started one Saturday three weeks ago when I woke up crying and… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #27 – Rediscovering my mojo

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Monday Morning Musing #25 – back to the drawing board

Quietly, behind the scenes, not wanting to jinx things by sharing, we have been in the process of buying a house in England. At last after four years of searching we had found one that made our hearts sing. And then three weeks ago the seller simply changed her mind about selling. This is what… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #25 – back to the drawing board

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Monday Morning Musing #23 – In the morning I return to Italy

A few weeks ago Terry Anne and I shared an Airbnb in Pisa for a night. In the morning we wanted coffee and were dismayed to see there was no coffee machine. All that our hosts had provided was a measly espresso pot. “How on earth does that thing work?” Terry Anne asked, the sound… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #23 – In the morning I return to Italy

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Monday Morning Musings #21 – Am I an Idiot?

I thought it might be fun; get me out of myself. And so, when I had the chance to host the daughter of my good friend, Geraldine, when she visited The Hague to perform her one woman show, Le Foulard, I grabbed it with both hands. Two weeks on and I wonder whether I will… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #21 – Am I an Idiot?

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Monday Morning Musing #19 – My Summer of Love

Where there is shadow there is also light. There is no doubt in my mind that 2018 has been something of an annus horribilis during which my family has watched the demise of my wonderful father and done our best to relieve the strain on my mother while spending as much time as possible with… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #19 – My Summer of Love