Back to school

Here I am, bloodied but unbowed by another holiday ….. and realising that, as far as Child One goes, I don’t have all that many more to stagger through. Gone are the days when she was attached to my leg, screaming for things to cut and stick together very gloopily. Nowadays, she’s up in her …

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Storm in a teapot

For all those of you sweet enough to worry long into the night (don’t deny it, I know you have) over my Swedish Teapot Situation, here’s an update. Tradera, the Swedish version of eBay, sent me a very pleasant email, sympathising with my situation and suggesting that I contact the seller. Doh! As I had …

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Swedes not so sweet

I’m a bit shocked this morning. I’m having an ongoing cyber-row with a Swedish lady I’ve never even met. And it’s getting quite nasty. It’s all because I’ve developed a new hobby, buying our favourite china, Ostindia by Rorstrand, on eBay. Ostindia is a pretty Swedish blue and white floral patterned dinner service, with a …

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