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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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Oops, sorry...didn't mean to make you all cry! BUT I am so glad I made this now because I think I needed to do it for me as much as Offspringette. It sorted out all those feelings of missing someone at Christmas, but did it very gradually and whilst doing something I love which is making things, rather than being ambushed by it all the minute the carols start on Christmas Eve. I am now on the last minute Christmas Knitting for the Boys...just don't tell them! Perhaps I'll put a reminder up next August that it is time to make a start:-)
Toggle Commented 3 hours ago on The Advent Bough at dovegreyreader scribbles
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We brought it in on Advent Sunday and the bough is slowly filling up with all those odd little things that have adorned it for years, since I first saw this decorated Christmas bough idea in a friend's house. The... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Jude, we loved The Code this year, Oz thriller and such a change not to see all the usual actors. I often thought they should beg people with OCD to clean hospitals.I know it's not that simple, and a serious condition so I'm not being flippant, but MRSA would probably all but have vanished.
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Annabel, this needs sorting!
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Iris! That's serendipity, I was only thinking about today and hoping all was well as hadn't heard from you in a while. Maybe it was just my mum and dad who skipped evensong for the Forsyte Saga! We love a good quiz programme too, and Only Connect is fascinating and quite a bit more challenging than the usual.
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Erika, Midomers Murders is on eteranal repeat here in the UK and of course the standing joke is that there can't be anyone left alive there to die now! I can't cope with sub titles so the Scandi stuff is passing me by, I have to concentrate too hard and can't knit at the same time!
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Was he Ian Garrett Carol?? There was some superb acting in The Missing...I thought the chap who played Borg was brilliant last night too. We have rather taken to box sets since realising we had missed some good series. Happy Valley kept us riveted and is now doing the same in New Zealand where our copy is doing the rounds. We have Line of Duty sorted for Christmas which came out top of the 2014 choices in a list in the press last weekend. I usually say 'think what one trip to the cinema would cost us' and so paying £10 ish doesn't feel so bad.
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Oh yes, Colin Morgan aka Merlin, we spotted that one Julie!
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Yes, that's a problem that comes with starting 5/6ths through the year James, but thank you for commenting and for the reassurance! Interestingly someone posted on FB this week about being left in charge of a block of flats for the day and with the key to every apartment... and maybe they could have a little look! 365 came instantly to mind and it often does as the events suddenly and mysteriously happen in some way for real.
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From being a couple who could usually say 'We really don't watch a lot of television,' and mean it, we've turned into a pair of 9pm pot-of-tea sofa sloths this autumn, and I blame the TV companies entirely for a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Alison, I think Chris Hadfield will have inspired a lot of people by the time his UK tour ends this evening, so glad you heard him too.
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Thank you Pam, never too early and wishing you and yours well too. I never know what to expect here either! I sit down and write and see where the muse takes me and what happens next these days, and I love the freedom of that.
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I hope we have some sense of that pride should our Brit make it into space Kristie, we could with a hero like Chris.
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jzzy, I am most envious of the train bit! There is ongoing talk of Tavistock being reconnected to the rail network eventually, it would be so well used... and something that suddenly occurs to me...in small communities like ours this is when you would have met and chatted with people in the past, on the platform. So much was lost when we lost our trains so enjoy yours.
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Carol, the Geminids have indeed been busy this weekend, I peered out of the bedroom window at about midnight and really should have gone outside to look...but it was soooo cold and I was so warm, I failed! I follow @earthskyscience on Twitter who miss nothing going on out there and they do have a website too http://earthsky.org/ You can sign up for emails.
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The astronaut's mantra, and really one that Bookhound and I seemed to have put to the test just to get ourselves into orbit from one county to the next, let alone into space. We are saying it all the time... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Jude, Toppings do this exactly right...you get your ticket price off the cost of the book so we came home with two copies. Litfests and other event organisers would do well to note that strategy, its a good one. Apparently the US have just trialled a new rocket, Orion, as the only transport to and fro to the ISS is the Russian Soyuz at the moment. Cmdr Chris reckons we must go back to the moon, Mars is way off in the future.
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We were in the second row and saw that moment too Jill, her face was an absolute picture of delight. Thats a day she will never forget.
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It all started with an email from Carol (thank you Carol) back in August and the heads up about an event being organised by Topping's bookshop in Bath...Colonel Chris Hadfield would be speaking about his latest book, You are Here... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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'At the beginning of 2013 I began an experiment. Could I write a short story on every day of the year? The stories would all be exactly the same length: 365 words. By the end of the year, if the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Hands up who went to boarding school?? Was it good/bad/indifferent/life-changing/character building... I'd love to know because to my mum's horror, and thanks to Mallory Towers, it was all I ever wanted to do and of course, I suspect like the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Oh Christine I hope it stays for long enough for you to watch it! As Kate says, it was superb, a real tribute to Nan Shepherd and her love of the mountains. I was thinking too about her walking up there alone and how confident and safe she must have felt in her territory and how important her map must have been to her back then. No GPS or mobile phone to get you out of trouble.
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'Up on the moor the world seemed to be made of sky and gorse - such acres of fragrant blossom under a sky of cloudless blue...' A walk across Yennadon Down, on the southern edge of Dartmoor, all started because... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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I know there are quite a few fans of Robert Macfarlane out there, and also Nan Shepherd and her book The Living Mountain, so you might not want to miss this programme, available on iPlayer for four more days. The... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at dovegreyreader scribbles
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Having sat on Captain Hunter's seat overlooking his pool, and gazed across to his treasured view of Brat Tor with Widgery Cross at its summit, we agreed that on the next fine day we would walk up to the top... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at dovegreyreader scribbles