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Slow Living {And Why I will Probably Never Own a InstaPot}

“The brambled cares of everyday, The tiny humdrum things, May bind my feet when they would stray, But still my heart has wings While red geraniums are bloomed against my window glass, And low above my green-sweet hill the gypsy wind-clouds pass. And if my dreamings ne’er come true, The brightest and the best, But […]

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The Finest Age

The Finest Age When he was only nine months old, And plump and round and pink of cheek, A joy to tickle and to hold, Before he’d even learned to speak, His gentle mother used to say: “It is too bad that he must grow. If I could only have my way His baby ways […]

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Autumn Jewels

“October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in the aftermaths. […]

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Home Again, Home Again.

Well, obviously, we have been “Home Sweet Home” for a while now – but it took about two weeks for us to recover with all our extra chores, laundry, gardening, unpacking, etc. Amazing how much effort it takes to take a group of 10 people away for a week! Despite the very long drive on […]

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Labour of Love

“Don’t live in hope with your arms folded; fortune smiles on those who roll up their sleeves, and put their shoulders to the wheel. You cannot dream yourself into character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. To love and to labour is the sum of living, and yet how many think they live who […]

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