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2021 Grateful 27: Catastrophe averted

After spending hours picking cherries and then standing over a bowl pitting them, I was all for preserving them in the simplest way possible: a

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2021 Grateful 28: Caledonia on my mind

Thirty-four flights departed from Budapest Airport yesterday. One of them took my friend back home to Edinburgh. I was watching the sky to see if

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2021 Grateful 29: Free gym membership

If I could claim back all the money I spent on gym memberships, I’d be able to buy another of Michael Pettet’s paintings and another

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Daring to be different

When the sun comes out for the summer and the temperatures start their inevitable climb towards the unbearable forties, Hungarians living in urban areas gravitate

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Broadening my vocabulary

Would I describe him as uxorious? mmmm. I had to think. I read the sentence again and even in the context, I had a hard

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A craving satisfied

I don’t miss much about the city. My shopping gene has faded away to nothing. I’ve a 30-minute shop threshold, after which I begin to

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2021 Grateful 30: See what you see

Being on the road in the early morning or early evening requires a heightened sense of awareness down our way. Cars are not nearly as

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2021 Grateful 31: Unplugged

Before I went out for my morning round of the village, I tried to download a book to take with me. I logged onto various

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2021 Grateful 32: Eggsactly!

There was a time in a previous life when you’d find me at the theatre at least twice if not three times a week. In

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2021 Grateful 33: Poppy Season

I’ve taken to getting up bang on 7am, throwing on some clothes, and leaving the house to do a lap of the village. Getting my

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