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Passion Fruit

The people who owned my house many moons ago were devoted gardeners. And as such, they planted a number of flowers, fruit trees and other assorted plants. Each year when the flowers bloom and there are fruits on the trees, I’m completely amazed as I really don’t pay enough attention to the garden. It’s not because I don’t want to; I just don’t really know what to do. Anyway, below is a picture of some ripe passion fruit from my garden. Just lovely and oh so yummy! You can view photographs of my garden in my Home & Garden Facebook […]

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Life: It Goes On

I’m in a weird space. I’m tired and perhaps just still emotionally exhausted from all the recent drama. Also, must confess that I’ve been doing some emotional eating this past week and so end up shaking my head after seeing the number of the scale each morning. It’s going in the wrong direction! So this weekend, whatever the weather, I’ve got to get back out there and start walking again. I can’t afford to continue on in this slumber because as noted by Robert Frost: “…life: it goes on.” So time to once again call upon inner strength as letting […]

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Free Range Porn

With much regret, I don’t read as many books for pleasure. I read a lot for work and then spend way more hours that I care to admit on various social media and news sites. Hours that really could be better spent engaging in one of my favourite pastimes – reading a good novel, autobiography or travel book. That said, earlier today I started reading: How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran. It’s her coming of age autobiography written from a modern feminist point of view. It’s funny as heck as well as thought provoking. In chapter one, she […]

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He’s Back!

As mentioned in passing during previous post, another reason for backing away from my friendship with Basherter is that RacquetBallGuy has reappeared. Until about six weeks ago, our contact was sporadic. And in all honesty, I was trying to practice the no contact rule but I really wasn’t enforcing it. Then one day early July, I found myself looking through YouTube for music (Basherter’s influence) and then suddenly tried to remember the song that RacquetBallGuy use to sing to me. Not for life or money could I remember. So I texted him. His almost instant reply was for me to […]

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David Starkey = Racist Idiot

The senseless violence, looting, arson and rioting that happened in London and other parts of the UK last week is indefensible. And so it’s understandable that everyone including myself is trying to better understand the root causes of this savage behaviour. However, for the historian and broadcaster David Starkey to blame it on black culture and then equate black culture with gangsta culture is just beyond infuriating. Furthermore, David just shows himself to be a truly narrow-minded individual with the following incendiary statement: ‘A substantial section of the chavs have become black. The whites have become black. A particular sort […]

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