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    2021 Grateful 45: At the end of the road

    For several years now, when taking the back roads home from Nagykanizsa, I’ve passed a signpost to Zalaújlak. Each time I’ve promised myself that someday

    2021 Grateful 52

    2021 Grateful 46: Potato water and a forgotten backpack

    A few weeks ago, spilling a pot of sweet potato water over the kitchen counter resulted in a major meltdown. I lost my reason and

    2021 Grateful 52

    2021 Grateful 47: Glass balls weather

    We woke to a cold house. The electricity had gone out about 4 am. What heat we had built up had quickly dissipated and my

    2021 Grateful 52

    2020 Grateful 48: Presents I love

    I love to give gifts but I’m not all that bothered about receiving them. I do my Christmas/birthday shopping throughout the year, picking up whatever

    Random thoughts

    A field of swans

    For those of you who sailed through menopause without even noticing, I envy you. For those of you who have been through the horrors but

    2021 Grateful 52

    2021 Grateful 49: My feathered friends

    I have a Pavlovian thing going with my birds. Every time I go outside onto the terrace and down the steps, they watch me. Quietly.

    2021 Grateful 50: Restorative power of reedbeds

    A couple of years ago, I considered myself a rational, intelligent woman. I had a handle on what was going on. I didn’t overact. I

    2021 Grateful 52

    2021 Grateful 51: The gift that keeps on giving

    I spent a sizeable chunk of last summer making chutney. I rarely, if ever, had all the ingredients the recipes called for so I improvised.

    2021 Grateful 52

    2021 Grateful 52: The day is today

    Occasionally, I see a meme on Facebook that resonates. I say that tentatively because I’m not quite sure what a meme is. Wikipedia tells me

    2021 Grateful 51: The gift that keeps on giving

    I spent a sizeable chunk of last summer making chutney. I rarely, if ever, had all the ingredients the recipes called for so I improvised.

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