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the last apple

I had a delightful weekend enjoying the autumn at my parents house. The horse chesnut tree had dropped all it’s conkers but I climbed it anyway, swinging from the branches as the harvest went on below me. A single apple remained on the apple tree so we claimed it before it fell to the ground […]

stitched up

My mother-in-law phoned last night whilst I was watching the flash opera on BBC3. We were talking about the new embroidery course she’s just embarked on and her horror at discovering that she is required to design her own cross-stitch patterns as well as sew them. Self doubt is creeping in and she’s convinced herself […]