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Library rap! [Feb. 11th, 2011|05:44 pm]
This is brilliant! A rap by kids at a library in Enfield, North London.
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Happy New Year! [Jan. 1st, 2011|01:46 am]
I confess, in 2010 I went over to the dark side (ie facebook) but I still read your entries with great enjoyment!

I hope you all have a very happy 2011.

with love, Maggie xxx
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E C Tubb RIP [Oct. 2nd, 2010|02:21 am]
Ansible has a good article here about an author whose books I devoured in the 70s. His 'Dumarest' saga is fast and thrilling, even now! Bits of the film 'Avatar' seemed like homages (no, no, not rip-offs!) of some of his ideas.

Adieu, Mr Tubb, and thank you.
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Philosophical [Oct. 2nd, 2010|01:01 am]
Went to a funeral today in a tiny, perfect English village in Hampshire. Cottages with thatched roofs, an 18th century manor house, a black-and-white pub, a 12th century church - so beautiful.

I have made contact again with a friend I haven't seen in almost a quarter of a century, and we're to meet in London one weekend next month. It was a sad day, but good things have also happened.

In 'Hamlet' Shakespeare wrote: 'There's nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.' I reckon that means that one's attitude is important. I detest a cynical attitude, it is so destructive. I try to be positive, but not Pollyanna-ish.

Ugh! I'm maundering. Sorry!
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My sister is staying this week. [Sep. 28th, 2010|10:33 pm]
[mood |crankycranky]

My sister ate all the peaches I was intending for pudding tonight. Apparently they were very nice.

Don't you dare mention William Carlos Williams or I will scream and scream and scream until I am SICK!!!!!
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Urban Wildlife [Sep. 26th, 2010|11:37 pm]
I've just seen a fox run by. It ran on very stiff, straight legs, with a bushy tail sticking out straight behind it. It's the first live one I've seen. Yes, I'm an urban girl!
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There was an old lady... [Sep. 19th, 2010|10:02 pm]
EWW! I have just swallowed a fruitfly that was in my glass of wine!

Has anyone got a spider handy?
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(no subject) [Sep. 18th, 2010|09:35 pm]
Happy birthday jhall1! What a lovely, sunshiny day it's been! I hope you've enjoyed it!
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There's a breathless hush in the close tonight [Sep. 18th, 2010|12:48 am]
I had to go to choir practice tonight before the England-Pakistan match finished. I have just watched the highlights on Channel 5, and it's been so exciting! Well played, Pakistan! What a great match! I am so glad they won.

What a week this is for cricket! The radio and I have been Siamese twins - and there's still more to go! What a year, what a year! Yes, I'm obsessed, I admit it.
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Summer's End [Sep. 11th, 2010|10:46 pm]
It has been a little strange, when the Last Night of the Proms coincides with the anniversary of 9/11.

For me, the Last Night always marks the end of summer (what we've had of it this year, at least.) Now the countdown to Christmas begins!! Scary, huh?
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