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About sarahhillwheeler

Mother, lawyer, fund-raiser, lover of chocolate, coffee and all things beautiful, reluctant exerciser, loves reading, thinking and sleeping.

School’s out for snow

We’ve been snow-balling and hiding under the duvet. Gave up on the snowman as this is definitely the wrong type of snow. Just updated my blog. Meanwhile, here is a picture of J having fun.  

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Mind the sheep

Traffic jam at Common Platt today (just before the Italian restaurant, Casa Paulo. Sheep on the road. In order to avoid traffic chaos, I got herding. Boy, do I love sheep. They are so much easier to project manage than … Continue reading

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Our post Christmas lull

Oh dear, no idea where the weeks have gone. We are back to school on Monday. Christmas seems so¬† long ago. We stuck to our resolution of having a low-key Christmas lunch, tomato soup at Avebury (we sacrified a chicken … Continue reading

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Christmas in Cricklade

Wish we could be in Cricklade for Christmas……. Here are some pictures from the High Street. Window dressing there seems a bit of a tradition….everything from the achingly sweet to ultra modern. Still no developments on house front for us … Continue reading

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Christmas (almost) arrives at Grumpy Towers

We are finally feeling festive here. The last few days we have driven along a Winter Wonderland from Hayes Knoll to Cricklade, dazzled by the whiteness. Much better than the wet, though the single skien bathroom in the lean-to has … Continue reading

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Toy Story 3 engenders emotional crisis

We watched Toy Story 3 on DVD yesterday and both ended up crying over the ending. The scene when Andy goes off to college and leaves his Mum and toys behind. J has announced he doesn’t want to go to … Continue reading

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A month in books……

Sadly, I have failed unspectacularly at updating the Rectory Readers’ web site. And I have now run off to the wilds of Wiltshire. Nevertheless, I thought¬† I would add a few words about what I’ve been reading over the past … Continue reading

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