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10 posts from August 2010

Outtakes: Burghead Bay Dogs


They raced around for a half-hour and I was entranced.

Outtakes: Edinburgh bells

Thinking of moving makes me smile at these princely bells, glimpsed on the way to the Dean.

Elderflowers two months too late


Oh my darlings, it just doesn't stop, does it? I have in mind that perfect pool of quiet, but happy events conspire to keep me unsettled. Two months of travelling and we returned to learn that, after more than two years of looking, we finally have found a three-room flat.

When we raced north in the ICE this June the elder bushes thronging the countryside bobbed white. At Taxhof I clipped a few heads of blossoms and steeped them to a sweet cordial. I meant to write about it just as soon as I returned. Now they're hopelessly out of season.

The move consumes me, and it will be a jumble, then, for a little while, with further notes from here and there, while I clear my head. Do tell me everything you know about moving companies, painters, and perhaps little places to get secondhand furniture, because there will be space to grow.