The View from My Kitchen Window

#StayatHome blossoms — this is the view from my balcony and kitchen window at the moment. And by way of a bonus image, a pair of ducks (visitors from the banks of the Rhine, which is just a few 100 metres from my home) that were making a ruckus round about the front hedge while […]

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My Most-Missed Authors Who Died in 2019

24 Festive Tasks: Door 6 – Veterans’ / Armistice Day, Task 2: In keeping with the minute of silence, tell us about the authors who have passed this year that you will miss the most. Here’s hoping this year won’t see any more authors’ deaths, because too many of the great ones have already left […]

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  Lynn and MbD had an exchange about elephants on the BL blog post introducing Lynn’s reviewer account: This reminded me of Beryl Markham’s comments on the subject in West With the Night, which FWIW I’ll just render here verbatim: “I suppose, if there were a part of the world in which mastodon still lived, […]

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text: Help a Friend’s Dog? — SusannaG – Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady [REBLOG]

I don’t believe what vet’s bills can be these days. Sophie, the dog of friends of mine, had to have ACL surgery last week – and it cost over $4000. There’s a go fund me page for her here. She hasn’t had an easy life before this, either – they found her in… via text: Help […]

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