Monthly Archives: July 2010

We return for your reading pleasure

We had a great weekend. The scenery was beautiful, the friends were friendly, the biscuits where in greater supply than a balanced diet would have want, and the tea was satisfactorily frequent. There really is nothing like good friends, and … Continue reading

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Worry not, we will return in the fullness of time…

Just a quick post to say that dear Miss Dashwood and I are going camping for a couple of days with friends. I’m off to the shop in a minute to get biscuit supplies, I’m thinking HobNobs. We will be … Continue reading

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Over politeness

    I think good manners are very important. They can have a positive affect on the mood, having someone hold the door open for you and smile as you go into a shop may be all you need to cheer you … Continue reading

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I’ve found a book!

Surprisingly I managed to find a book to read, though it did take quite a lot of searching in the clearance section of WH Smith – and Heidi, I am eternally grateful for you showing me where it  is. Well … Continue reading

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What have I been doing lately?

Despite the imminent hail storm we had a lovely picnic with our young friend Heidi yesterday. We have both been keeping her company during the holiday while her mother is at work, though Elinor is alone with her today and … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favourite things…

Following Elinor’s post expressing her frustration with teenage literature I thought a list of some of my favourite books was be in order. 1)      ROSS POLDARK by Winston Graham- in fact the whole series of twelve books which is a … Continue reading

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Medicine for the Soul – inscription over the Library at Thebes

If the above is true then most young adults have incredibly ill souls. There must be millions of books in the world so why is it that there are no books for young adults to read? And why are there no … Continue reading

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The Garden Party

There are certain trends set by our age group that are reinforced by the low expectation of many adults that leads people to assume that all teenagers are yobs. Elinor, myself and all our lonely friends are out to defy … Continue reading

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Tea Cups

Elinor and I have been out shopping today in preparation for a garden party and are now sitting down in my room for a nice cup of tea and a nibble of biscuit, making this the first time we have … Continue reading

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