Author Archives: librerrywumman

Around the reservoirs and beneath the hills

My brand new electronic pedometer requires me to go for a walk every day – what a hardship! It was gorgeously cold and sunny today, with cat ice on the reservoirs and a definite difference in temperature when you stepped … Continue reading

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Friday evening is for climbing

Tonight I climbed my way out of a chimney crevassey thing on a 6b pink (bacon) climb. I am immeasurably pleased with myself (probably because measuring how pleased I am would involve numbers). I didn’t actually complete the climb, because … Continue reading

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Functionally innumerate

As the daughter of a statistician and an engineer, I have always felt slightly queasily guilty about my inability to cope with numbers. I sometimes claim to be slightly discalculic, but it’s not really true –  neither is it, as … Continue reading

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Living in a variable climate

Saturday’s children needed sunglasses, waterproofs, wooly scarfs and finally, because there were three groups and the days are short now – torches. The kids in the third group thought it was a great adventure having to navigate the last couple … Continue reading

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Time to stop being cosy…

I’ve been remarkably domesticated recently, but as we head towards darker, colder and wetter days (dark at 4:30pm today and a current amber warning for heavy rain overnight), we start our walking with other people’s children season… It aways seems quite … Continue reading

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Substitution cookies

What do you get if you are trying to make chocolate chip cookies and you don’t have hazelnuts so you have to use almonds; you don’t have enough soft brown sugar, so you have to use half and half with … Continue reading

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Blossom would be proud of me

I haven’t knitted since the last time I needed a World Book Day costume and I went as the knitting sheep from Alice Through The Looking Glass – and that particular piece of craft was intentionally all dropped stitches and … Continue reading

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We didn’t get any walking in this weekend…

…because Mouse came home, so we did different things. It’s good to see him, and hug him, but he’s home for far too short a time – he’s going back to Stirling tomorrow.And this weekend my kitchen smells of warm … Continue reading

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Supernova

They still haven’t got the after-the-clocks change lighting in EICA quite right, but at least we now know that it takes six climbing instructors to change a lightbulb… Despite the gloom, I climbed well tonight, and I’m rather smugly pleased with … Continue reading

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Decision making

Went in to buy flats for work. Came out with a dress and heels… Just one of those days.

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