Author - John

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Gardening State

During the past few weeks we’ve been enjoying cooler temperatures in the run up to Autumn. They have provided us with an opportunity to start restoring our garden after the impact of...

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Tini Glasses x 6

Before leaving Cape Cod last week we paid a visit to a favourite thrift store. The one in Eastham where you are apt to be charged more when you buy less (see October 1, 2012 posting Weekend...

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A Patch of History

Remember the wall with the kitsch wallpaper that was uncovered when our old kitchen was demolished? (see May 4, 2012 posting Hidden Kitsch) Well, we just got around to painting that...

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Reclaimed Sanctuary

I don’t remember how it came about, but Dan and I recently started watching the PBS series The Power of Myth; we borrowed it through our town library. During the series of interviews...

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Strawberry Delight

The other day my mum reminded me what a special treat it was to receive fresh strawberries when I was growing up. My grandmother used to bring them to us — along with a pot of...

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Umbrellas at the Ready

It’s days like today when one is grateful for a good brolly collection. Following nice weather on Memorial Day we are back to rain again today. Fortunately Dan, Jack and I are well...