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Save £500 a year in energy costs?

After a few days away, playing with the family on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, the return to riding the bike to work took consideration. It was 2°c, ‘twas raining and the sky was grey… I took the car to work. #nobrainer? The following day I needed to pop to the theatre after […]

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40 days in a wilderness…

“It’s like a jungle sometimes it makes me wonder how I keep from going under…” Ok so we might be far from GMM’s jungle but ‘our’ world can still seem wild… And the wilderness can often be as empty, shallow, and scorching as a desert… 40 days in a desert or wilderness… What might you […]

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Advent… what are you waiting for?

OK we all do the calendar thing – well those with kids in the house probably do. But what can ‘Advent’ do for us?  …and I don’t mean the Religious, candley, purpley rituals – although they have their uses.  Waiting at the lights, waiting in line in Alidil, waiting…    I have to admit it, I […]

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Choc Orange Fruit Brownies

Sunday afternoon therapy: make the below and then watch Tales from the Wild Wood. Heat oven to 180ºC. Line an 8 in square cake tin with baking paper. Over a simmering pan of water melt the butter, sugar, and choc in a large glass bowl. Stir it occasionally. Remove the bowl from the saucepan and […]

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Coffee!

And so, coffee has been my drug of choice since January. I don’t smoke, I drink alcohol minimally, my prime-vices are cheese and coffee. Dipping my toe into the shallow end of the coffee pool, in January I started using a DeLonghi Icona ECO310 Espresso Machine. The once (occasionally twice) daily hit seemed to work well […]

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Listen.. can u hear breathing?.. r u alive?

It’s been a while since I uttered some nonsense – that could be good be a good sign… then again… You won’t fly until you truly let go… you’ll not feel the song until you really hear it… you can’t stretch until you truly wake up… Easier said than done!? As Keats inferred, unheard melodies […]

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JPR Archive

Archives… 2008-2002 Time flies… Monday, 8 December 2008 Well time flies when you’re having fun! Em and I are well, if a little tattered around the edges. The little ladies keep us on our toes and Emma especially deserves a medal for keeping it all together. Abbie J. is 3 and a half now and […]