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The morning after the big forest fire here last week I phoned up a neighbouring expat in a hamlet over the other side of the valley, who had been on the receiving end of the northern extent of the fire.  … Continue reading

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The Table of Hope

   As THE TABLE OF HOPE bears the first glimpses of unfurling life  its sweet gestating whispers promise fruits from THE BASKET OF JOY And all that remains now is nature’s WHEEL OF FORTUNE And not only our own hard work … Continue reading

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Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Turnips however, although traditionally from Mother Earth (far right), can now, it seems, be from somewhere else entirely

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