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dovegreyreader
Devon, U.K.
A Devonshire-based bookaholic, sock-knitting quilter who was a Community Nurse once upon a time.
Interests: reading, quilting, sock knitting, books, walking,
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A Nocturnal Upon St Lucy's Day Tis the year's midnight, and it is the day's, Lucy's, who scarce seven hours herself unmasks; The sun is spent, and now his flasks Send forth light squibs, no constant rays; The world's whole... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at dovegreyreader scribbles
With apologies to those who have been trying to access the scribbles today. Typepad had a worldwide collapse and has been in intensive care all day but now resuscitated and back in action. They have assured me it was nothing to do with my changing the settings which had to then thread 60,000 comments which go back twelve years...not my fault at all. And thank you to those who contacted me to let me know the blog was poorly and not loading. And thank you to Typepad who have worked hard to fix whatever the problem was. I pay £10 a month to keep us advert and gremlin-free here so it’s good to know they are there and doing their job. These things happen.
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The Candlestick Chapter have been blessed with not one, not two, but six new pamphlets to send instead of a card from Candlestick Press for this Christmas season, and my thanks in advance to the Chapter members for their contributions... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Oh heck, the blow torch Rebecca! We used one to take some paint off a window frame only to find it smouldering and about to ignite hours later. It was Nitromors all the way after that. The things we all got up to!
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Did I say no snow in Devon? On the basis of fine and sunny forecast we have plans for the day and wake up to a flurry and that pending snowfall light.
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Marion, Orhan Pamuk’s Snow has sat unread on my shelves for years. Thank you for the recommend. Now I’m hoping I didn’t send it to the charity shop!
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I had a bright yellow bedroom! Weren’t we daring with the decor back then, mine was to match my Kiku talcum powder! I have loved Over Sea Under Stone and can hardly wait for the 20th and Dark is Rising Day.
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Jolly good, enjoy your snow, not a single flake here!
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Thank you Cathy. There’s only one or other of us to upset when someone changes the boiler settings here, I’m just aware there might be slightly more of you out there & I’d hate to incite a revolt :-)
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Thank you Erika. Keep calm & carry on commenting PLEASE xx
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In that case don’t even think about it Mia! It just means replies to specific comments are added underneath the actual comment rather than maybe ten comments later...and hopefully this one is attached to yours.
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I have this ready for here on Wednesday Erika!
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Our orange and brown towels didn't survive their demotion to beach towels Erika...and then probably dog towels.
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Ulla, interestingly I can't imagine buying anything orange now, clearly that got it all out of my system. Now remembering that we painted a very damp bathroom in our rented flat in Plymouth chocolate brown to hide the mould
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The cottage we moved to after this house had old 1960's night storage heaters...oh dear, more next to useless heating and the reason we installed a woodburner which was quite ahead of the curve here in 1980. I was only thinking about the brown walls and what the next occupants must have thought, but then we did have to deal with Offspringette's navy blue bedroom after she left the nest.
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Rusty and Oscar about the same age in that case Carla. I think December snow usually means we will have more as the winter progresses so I expect we'll be cursing it ourselves soon!
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I so rarely change any settings on here that it terrifies me when I do, so please bear with me as I try threaded comments again. Several of you have asked for this. I introduced it a few years ago... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Simon, I have read Anna Kavan's Ice! Thank you for the reminder, I must look at it again. In return ...have you read The Ice Palace by Tarjei Versaas? It's the chilliest most chilling read ever.
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Kate, we are very fortunate that Magnus doesn't bring his booty indoors, but we do get a lot of swallows and wrens flying in through open doors and windows in the summer.
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Fran, blog post imminent...we need to know the contents of everyone's 'seasonal basket of books'!
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Sue, that is exactly what we had except electric I think and it was next to useless. A couple of vents that were supposed to issue forth hot air but barely managed tepid.
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Yours received too S&D, thank you
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Michael, Thank you and I have forwarded your address on to Elementum so your journal will be on its way soon. I've also taken the liberty of editing your address out of the comment now that I have it which I hope is OK with you.
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Well we don’t have any but I’m sure some of you do and over on Instagram this week, for those who don’t ‘do’ it I had a bit of a reminisce for something known as #throwbackthursday ( when you post... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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94 40 14 58 63 23 76 74 31 52 69 46 Random numbers generated Dec 8 2017 at 19:27:21 by www.psychicscience.org Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the twelve lucky winners of a copy of Pablo... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles