lightness of being

Apparently, hummingbirds symbolise the enjoyment of life and lightness of being. I’ve wanted a proper hummingbird feeder for a long time. We knew we had hummingbirds around – they’ve visited the lilac and apple...

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why I don’t go on vacation

Just after we returned from Greece, I wrote this in the first pages of a new moleskine.  I’ve been pondering it since then, as we have had visitors, as we talk about the trip, as we look ahead to school in a few weeks. We...

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uses for a watermelon

“You’re doing it wrong.” “What do you mean? I’m spitting it, aren’t I?” I wiped the red drool off my chin. “Sort of.”  My seven-year-old brother picked up another piece of...

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slice of summer

I didn’t have to scrape frost from my car this morning.  But that’s only because it was snowing.  It’s been hovering right around freezing for a while now — for us, that’s cold.   I know that...

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