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Ideal Christmas Gifts for Itchy Ankle and Beyond.

I realize this list is a little late but the details are worth remembering for next year’s buying frenzy, or for people who have birthdays in January. Anything from Chocolopolis I invested some money via Kickstarter this year to help … Continue reading

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Peggotty’s found Jesus!

I ate my toast this morning from a hand-painted Blue Ridge poinsettia plate and was glad  for Christmas. My nails are painted a rather festive forest green but, on the warm-blooded, the polish turns turquoise blue indoors. Thank goodness I … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Season Of All

Itchy Ankle is ready for Christmas. The Baptist church feels it wise to sound its customary note of caution as people prepare to receive their presents.   The local garden center has a full model of Bethlehem on display, complete … Continue reading

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Mushroom magic, Steam heaven and Girl from Kansas City

There were many reasons to be cheerful this Christmas but perhaps chief amongst them was Kate’s chocolate log. The log itself was as rich and chocolately as it looks, but the real joy were the mushrooms, handcrafted from meringue. The … Continue reading

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Fork Handles, Frayed Feet and that Christmas Feeling

I am feeling a little frail this Christmas. Something to do with having fallen on the ice and hurting my right hand. (You try wrapping presents without an opposable thumb). I’ve been wearing the same bra for five days because … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

1) Tina from Fiddleheads has dyed a green streak in the front of her hair. “It gives my mother something to focus on and she leaves the rest of me alone” 2) Tom and Mike have ordered the Foie Gras. And … Continue reading

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Ten Years To Remember

The papers and tv channels are full of retrospectives of the first 10 years of the century–the noughties. Those who care for the official record can check out the decade in three minutes here but the Crone offers her own stand-out … Continue reading

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Not the spirit of Christmas

Since the Crone’s reports of suspected criminal activity from two of her three wise men, more alarming news of Christmas wrong-doing. Read a full report of reindeer bullying here, courtesy of one of the Blarney Crone’s blogging buddies.

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“It feels like being basted”

The snow that swathed America’s east coast this weekend prevented the Crone from getting to Itchy Ankle. Hansel however, made it, transported there before the first flakes fell on Friday night by his girlfriend who the Crone has yet to meet. … Continue reading

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A differently abled Christmas

The Crone’s Christmas decorations seem to to have settled some old scores while locked up in the shed January to December. There are signs of serious scrapping, resulting in the kind of injuries more usually spotted on battlefields than in … Continue reading

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