Monthly Archives: July 2012

Half-baked thoughts on friendship

I think I’m about to do one of those ‘oh I love my friends’ posts. I hate those. I hate that kind of thing because it sounds so insincere to my cynical drizzle-soaked British ears. I am inexcusably intolerant of … Continue reading

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Number 12 in my occasional series of Empty Nest coping strategies

Empty nest

Nobody has pointed out to me that I put 11 suggestions in my list of 10 ways to deal with an impending empty nest (which is here): https://throbbingsofnoontide.wordpress.com/2012/07/06/10-ways-to-deal-with-an-impending-empty-nest-2/

But I did.

Today we found another one.

12. Swerve into Pets At Home on an impulse and spend a whole hour getting in the way of young people cleaning out rodent cages, flailing a camera and planning a gigantic Degu cage in your tiny house because you have discovered that Degu respond to your whistle like you are a Messiah returned to lead them into the promised land.

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This hamster is posing in a futuristic dystopia.

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This hamster has been imbibing an unwholesome fungus it found in a log

 

 

 

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Memory dump (2) In which the end of a tether is nearly reached.

https://throbbingsofnoontide.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/memory-dump-1-in-which-boy-re-meets-girl-and-the-usual-happens/

Part 2 of

J moving his tin box into my caravan did not immediately result in Happy Ever After

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Egg-based violence

I received a message from a man called Tony in response to my violent crime clipart.  He made, I felt, a valid point: “These are all very good, but is there an intermediate level of violent clipart? Perhaps a Chinese … Continue reading

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Violent crime clipart

I eavesdropped on a Facebook conversation between two of my friends today while procrastinating. They were discussing where they are at with their planning (they’re teachers). One was saying she’s finished and just browsing for clip-art for her resources. The … Continue reading

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A response

I had a lovely couple of emails in response to this post: https://throbbingsofnoontide.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/rain-and-dining-tables-45-2/ The sender, a teacher and friend who has just moved out of Cornwall, said he is happy for me to post them here, so I have. One … Continue reading

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Life is a five act play

I’m at the beginning of Act 4, I realised this morning on the train. That’s what’s brought on all this memory purging I’ve been doing: collating (and crooning over) photos of the sons when they were small and writing down all … Continue reading

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