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Cocktails!

LA time – 1.53 pm: Yesterday (Wednesday) I went to Downtown Disney with other Samhain staff and we ate Mexican food at Tortilla Jo’s and had margaritas.  I had a pomegranate margarita and a plate of shrimp (which here means … Continue reading

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So, palm trees have a scent

LA time – 00.15 am: Last time I was in the US I was in Georgia. I noticed an unfamiliar smell around where I was staying, but everything was so new I didn’t associate it with one thing in particular. … Continue reading

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The pursuit of vegetables – a long story with a happy ending.

Back when Abstract was nineteen, he lived with a family who had an allotment. They grew most of their own vegetables, and Abstract, who was between college and work, spent a happy time digging and getting a sun tan. There … Continue reading

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This fortnight I have mostly been…

…reading Stephen King books (with a break for Chalet School when I’m eating, cos really, Stephen King and food – not such a good idea). So far I’ve re-read Lisey’s Story, Carrie, Cujo and Firestarter, read The Dead Zone, begun … Continue reading

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Head full of politics

I’m sorry, there are no doubt many things I could blog about but right now we’re a week away from a General Election and the only things I want to mention are the leaders TV debates and #bigotgate on Twitter … Continue reading

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Three things for Tuesday: Good cats, tea sets, honey

Three things making me happy this Tuesday: Good cats. While Xander roams around the house and urinates in inappropriate places (we now have silver foil spread in every corner of the sitting room in an attempt to discourage him, which … Continue reading

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Herding cats

After Xander had done some hopeful wailing at the kitchen/conservatory door, we let him and Willow out to explore the kitchen. After which he became very very interested in the kitchen/hall door, so we let them out to explore a … Continue reading

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Cats love iPads (not mine, sadly)

Oh my goodness, yet another reason why I should have an iPad. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9NP-AeKX40&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1]

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Three things for Tuesday: Editing, Cats, Socks

Three things making me happy this Tuesday. Editing again! I’ve taken on one editing project to cover a Samhain editor’s temporary absence for urgent medical treatment, and it’s super-fun so far. The book is nice and clean, which makes my … Continue reading

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Two new family members

Ladies, gentlemen and all blog readers, I’d like you to meet the two latest members of the Howson family: Xander and Willow. I make no apology for the extreme geekitude of their names, but I do apologise for the quality … Continue reading

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