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Sudden death… then what?

  • 1. Let’s start at the very beginning…

    November 10, 2019 by

    17th May 2018 – Moving day! The start of the next chapter of my life! (I’m writing this on 19th May 2019 – a year later!) We’d enjoyed living in Highgate. Who wouldn’t if you loved books and had a bookshop at the end of your road? We’d planned to move on May 16th, but… Read more

  • 77. To kill a mocking bird

    October 31, 2021 by

    It’s Robert’s birthday today. Note the present tense. This day will always be the date of his birth. He would have been 69. This is also the fourth birthday he has missed, since he died. My daughter and I talked about this as we ate a cooked breakfast together in honour of the birthday boy.… Read more

  • 76. Shakshouka that explodes

    September 5, 2021 by

    Several years ago I discovered the delicious North African dish, Shakshouka. I’ve been making it ever since. Lunchtime yesterday I ordered it at a restaurant.  The very first mouthful was deliciously explosive – not to damage me, but I was stunned by the level of garlic, sweet chillies and fresh tomatoes. I can’t remember the… Read more

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