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Not unlike my own space which doubles as a dining table. (I used to mind that once but not any more.)I'll send you a picture Don if that's OK rather than post one on the blog.
Toggle Commented Jan 29, 2010 on My Desk at Donigan Merritt: Random Literary Blogging
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I did check out the air fares to B.A. but sadly it is beyond our means...However, if your next move is to Europe then it's a done deal and the bags are already packed and waiting in the hallway!
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The year has gone quickly- too quickly. It's not a week surely since we were saying, 'good luck in your move, looking forward to posts from B.A'...and yet here we are already reminiscing. Don, I would know you anywhere - honestly, if you passed me in the street or I saw you in a crowded room I would rush up to greet you like the old friend you have become and old friends never need to be thanked for time well spent in such good company:-)
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Happy New Year Don and what an incredible way to begin 2010 judging by these stunning pictures. We are enjoying a touch of the white stuff ourselves with temperatures plummeting to -20 in some parts of the UK. Getting to school and work has been a bit of a challenge but so far so good although the forecast is pretty nasty for the next couple of days again. We could do with some of your sunshine here but I shall have to content myself with these lovely images instead. Writers block eh? I've got a cure for that you know...
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My list doesn't even come close so this is pretty impressive. As for Brad Green, he's left us all standing this year, there is no stopping that man. I dropped in to wish you and Holly a very Happy Christmas and our very best wishes to you both for 2010. Thanks for a wonderful year of info', banter, laughs and friendship Don, here's to many more to come! Where would we be without the 'Don!' X
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I can tell you're feeling more like your old self and as for Brad Green...I'll be having words in his direction any time soon.
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Which is why I wear seven veils when I am working.
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Oh dear, poor you. However the olive picking sounds wonderful and that's a particularly good photo of them in the basket. Very good actually. Why didn't you and your wife travel together? PS. Fantastic to have you back even if bits of you are falling off.
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Miss you.
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Made a lot of sense Don and I have linked to this post on my blog. Adios amigo.
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And the truth shall set you free. Thank you.
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Yet again I am wooed by the lure of books - you old smoothie you.
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Lovely words by Joyce, I can almost detect the Irish lilt in the melody and flow of those sentences. We are enjoying unusually good weather for September but the nip in the air first and last remind us of Autumns' approach. I am and always will be a woman for all seasons but cannot help but envy you the long sunny days.
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It has always seemed rather odd to me and others over here in the U.K. who enjoy the benefits of a National Health Service that a country as powerful and wealthy as the U.S. has no such system in place. Those of us who pay our taxes and National Insurance contributions may complain about the service loudly and often but we would not be without it. We might also begrudge that service to illegal immigrants who have contributed nothing to the economy but better to treat those in need and mutter than deny and lament at leisure.
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Songs have a knack of nudging creativity. I have often thought of whole stories based on the emotion that surfaces from listening to a certain song. I'm just not quick enough to get it all down afterwards. I may very well take a leaf out of your book and think on this more seriously in future. I preferred the Corrs version of this song but that would be the Irish in me. I'm glad you are happy in your work.
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Been away for a while but back now. Your mum certainly took care of herself and judging from the photo at your daughter's wedding looks very pleased and proud to be standing by your side. Why is it easier to tell other people how proud we are of our family and yet somehow impossible to convey to the very person who most needs to know? I tell my own children often to the point of driving them mad. I am compensating my own loss there as I would love to run over to my mothers' house to hug her and did attempt to just the other day actually, except she has no idea who I am. Alzheimer's I'm afraid which began - we think- in her 50's possibly earlier. Ironically, our relationship has been so much better since the disease as we fought like cat and dog prior. Lets just say that a lot of stuff suddenly made sense once we were aware of what was happening to her. I think it took a lot of guts to write this post.
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It's a long time since I lived in London but I do remember visiting The Silver Moon when it was still on the Charing Cross Road, in fact you couldn't move for bookshops down there and the demise is very sad. Personally I dislike the idea of printing off a book in less than 5 minutes as though it were a digital photo, (we have hundreds of those on the camera yet to be printed,) it all feels too robotic for my taste. I want to feel the quality as well as read it, not have it dished up to me on yesterdays' chip paper. Where is the history, the passion, the romance... that fat advance cheque that all too soon has become the holy grail of the writing industry? I'm all for saving paper and the environment, except when it comes to books.
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Sounds good fun all round and I don't blame you for not spitting,I wouldn't either.
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May 24, 2009
Always grateful to be directed towards works which ordinarily might have passed me by.
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Sounds like a bargain to me and you scrub up very well too. I suspect Diaz wasn't the only one charming the ladies nes pas?
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That would be Merritt with two T's of course.
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The lengths I go to just to hear your dulcet tones Donigan Merrit. Enjoyed the interview enormously, particularly the ex-pat bit and the culture shock of returning to the States after being away so long. The cafe culture of B.A. sounds fantastic as does the writers group as a social outlet. And how wonderful that the presenter took the time to check out your blog. Who would have thought that the photo of your muse would cause such a stir? The hunt will be on now to find the original but I hope they don't succeed, women of mystery are so much more appealing.
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And my timing is rubbish too.
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Ah, you mean on the Radio...it's been a busy day, sorry.
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