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Margaret

Margaret
Margaret’s main interests are her husband and family, her friends, her home, her garden, writing, literature, architecture, décor, social history, photography, historic houses and gardens, and towns, villages and the countryside. She writes about the things she enjoys: flowers, scent, fine soap, monthly style magazines, and other such small indulgences, such as afternoon tea or simply enjoying her summerhouse with a book. She invites you to enjoy this virtual visit to South Devon, England.

Maundy Thurday

I don’t wish to becoming a moaning minnie regarding the forthcoming closure (in June) of our nearest branch of Waitrose; I simply must accept this and it’s not as if there aren’t any other supermarkets around.  Nonetheless, I didn’t care for Sainsbury’s two supermarkets that are closest to us, and …

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Interim Report

I don’t usually start writing a post at this time of night, 10.20 pm, when I’m usually in bed.  But I just thought I’d post a swift interim report. I’ve done very little today, so there is very little,  in fact,  on which to report.  But I wanted to post …

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Out and About in Torquay

Although it has been a very damp morning, more sea  mist than rain, we decided to have a walk along Torquay sea front and through Torre Abbey Gardens.  It wasn’t cold, just damp, but the sea front gardens are lovely regardless of the weather, and it does us good to …

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A Monday Meander

To have done fewer things today than I have done would be difficult, bar stopping in bed for the whole day!  Husband even made the breakfast for us – porridge – which we had in bed, himself reading yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph and me finishing reading Katherine’s Marriage by D E …

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Sundry Saturday Items

  It might appear here – in this view from our kitchen window – that we are totally crowded out by houses, but in fact, the camera foreshortens the view and there is, of course, the road which runs around the back of our boundary wall to the other houses …

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This and That on Thursday

  White roses from Sainsbury’s yesterday I seldom plan what I’m going to write about and today I thought I’d show you something I love.  Or some things I love: The photo collage above shows four pictures.  They are of Japanese Ladies depicting the four seasons.  I’ve had them since …

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Make-up, Manicure and … Munching?

Although this post is headed Make-up, Manicure and … Munching, I thought I’d start with the tulips which are looking good. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the wallflowers.  I think yellow was a mistake.  I fact, I’m sure it was a mistake!  I should either buy the selection …

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A Lazy Weekend

A lazy weekend indeed, well for me.  Husband carries on working on various projects and indeed made breakfast for us this morning (just scrambled eggs on toast) but I’ve felt a general lack of motivation. I think I’m just a bit under-the-weather but you’d think, having had a course of …

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