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Growing old digitally

My birthday was marked in a way that wouldn’t have been possible ten years ago: 78 greetings via Facebook; one ecard; an email; a what’s app message; and two text messages. I also received a parcel via Amazon, and an … Continue reading

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This week by the water

I am like a mother who can’t limit the number of darling baby pictures she will post on Facebook. I am as bad as the crazy cat lady who provides minute by minute updates on the lives of Squiffy and … Continue reading

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Garden in close up

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Intrigue in Itchy Ankle: Lawn Tool Found

The signs are mushrooming all over Itchy Ankle: LAWN TOOL FOUND. This information is followed by a phone number.  The signs are neat T shapes that stand 6 inches above the dirt. They have white backgrounds with thick black lettering on sturdy 4×1/2 … Continue reading

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Growing good ‘uns

The uncharitable might consider it little more than practice for the chain gang, but I am prepared to see it as filial loyalty, and love of both hard work and the outdoors. Hansel and the Handsome Prince have spent this … Continue reading

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Baby Overboard

Hansel was wheeling his first barrow-load of dirt of the long weekend when he discovered the baby bird. The fledgling blue jay was cowering beside the recycling bin, too young to fly away. That explains the scream (surely their collective … Continue reading

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Hansel gets Snap Happy

Hansel has spent the week in Itchy Ankle communing with nature and drinking my beer. These are his pictures of the garden he spends a lot of time weeding and watering. To hire Hansel to help with your yard, click … Continue reading

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Just call me Percy Thrower

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Princess Di came round with her Point and Shoot a few weeks ago and captured my garden’s good side. I beamed with pride. Peggoty says that flowers bring out the best in people and it is impossible to be petty, … Continue reading

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All Go In Itchy Ankle

It is all go in Itchy Ankle. Peggoty and Barkis are new grandparents and Barkis has held a baby for the first time in his 65 years. He didn’t get married until he was 60 and so it seems safe to assume … Continue reading

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Just one step short of glamorous

I went to sleep last night just as Jay Leno embarked on his monologue and woke up half way through Regis and Kelly, some 11 hours later. This morning I visited Itchy Ankle’s newest breakfast hotspot, the Heavenly Grill (yes, owned … Continue reading

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