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DOMESTIC DEPRESSION

The house is booming with anxiety. Booming I tell you. Finley is about to jet off to Paris and he is having absolute horrors about the entire matter. There is much to worry about. His first trip on an aeroplane after a lifetime of panic attacks at the very idea. The fright of the noise at take-off. His Dad's imaginary lack of organisational skills (though Mark has the entire trip planned[...]

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Domestic Situation

Domestic Situation Maybe you’ve heard about this. Maybe not.A man came home and chucked his girlfriend’s catIn the wood chipper. This really happened.Dinner wasn’t ready on time. A lotOf other little things went wrong. He spatOn her father, who came out when he learnedAbout it. He also broke her pinky,Stole her checks, and got her sister pregnant.But she stood by him, stood stron[...]

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The Pink Caravan Lady

I am stalking a lady with auburn hair. Not literally. I'm not prowling around her garden or trailing her around the supermarket. I'm not that weird. I'm simply stalking her in my head because she is fabulous and I want to be her. Or marry her. Or insist she be my best friend so a bit of her fabulousity could rub off on me. I fell in love with her house first. A huge Victorian villa on[...]

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Project September

I do believe that it might be well documented that I love September. I love it with a passion I usually reserve for violet cremes. It is after all the loveliest of opportunities to shift gear, fall into a frenzy of blissful and oh so very rewarding homemaking escapades and if we are feeling that way inclined, quite the perfect time to rub away the sand between our toes, make a rather fab[...]

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Housekeeper’s Diary

In the garden the purple speckled strands of whatever it is growing out of the blue watering can have tangled themselves in gorgeous knots through the fretwork of the old iron chair on which the watering can rests. They are as one now. A muddly marriage I dare not part. In the house the fridge is full of lettuce. A reminder to myself that Ste cannot be trusted to shop sensibly, should[...]

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