Category Archives: Cooking

She would have been 51 today

This is just going to be a quick status update really, what’s been happening to our family in the five months since the last post. And of course because today would have been Juliet’s 51st birthday. So, in brief: The … Continue reading

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Time passes. Listen. Time passes.

“Time passes. Listen. Time passes.” – Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas Juliet died two years ago today. Today I and the Long-Haired Pixies had lunch in Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Oxford, very pleasant. This time last year, the LHPs … Continue reading

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Six months on

And so six months have passed. I started this blog about a month before Juliet died and I’m more and more inclined to bring it to a close, now it has fulfilled its purpose. I probably won’t ever close it … Continue reading

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And then there were two

To York and back today, to take Lucy to university – and to leave her there of course. She has been waiting for so long these last few weeks, all her friends have started their respective colleges and have been … Continue reading

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Jane comes to visit

I had taken a day off from work today and spent the morning cleaning up the house a bit, not too much, in preparation for the visit of Jane and her two boys. Jane is over from Germany where she … Continue reading

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Long post ahead – but then it’s been a very, very long day. I was awake at 4:30am and up by 7am. Dressed in scruffs first, went out to feed the GPs and to sweep the path by the new … Continue reading

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Picking scabs

Photos of J at parties today. Went to Sainsbury’s in Kidlington early on to sort out some of the catering for the wake. Listened to the music for the funeral service in the car. Back home Lucy was glued to … Continue reading

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