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    Goodbye

    My Mother’s wish was for half of her ashes to be buried in our local cemetery and the other half to be scattered at our favourite beach in Cornwall. Due to Covid (everybody’s…

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    My dead Mother

    There has been a lot to take into consideration with this house project, not only trying to marry old and new whilst remain sympathetic to the house but also taking into consideration what…

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    Crabbing

    As we come to the end of home schooling (hopefully forever), there are many things that I will not miss but I think zoom calls are top of that list. There was the…

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    Ham and mince pies

    Post Christmas I found myself freezing huge amounts of ham and trying to come up with various ways to use it in meals. David always goes a bit nuts around Christmas and buys…

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    Change

    After Mum died, we were left with the quandary of what to do with her house; it had sold but the buyers pulled out on the Monday after her funeral, which at the…

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    Bounce

    Lockdown rolls on over the weeks. At first I quite enjoy the change, it’s nice being a little out of routine and not constantly having to dash here and there. I enjoy having…

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    Drip tray

    Lockdown is softened by a run of the most gorgeous weather, allowing us to be outside most of the time which makes having the boys at home so much easier. However with warm…

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    Soap

    David remains gripped with his purchasing madness, as though he is in some sort of overactive hunter/gatherer mode, which would be fine if it was not all left for me to deal with.…

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    Chief Doom – Monger

    I must admit to having not taken Coronavirus seriously in the beginning ‘it will all blow over!’ I insist, rolling my eyes as David or “Chief Doom-monger” as I renamed him, came home…

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    Me

    It’s been so long since I wrote that I don’t really know where to start so I suppose i’ll start again. My name is Natalie, i’m 36 and married to David, who works…