Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bay window

Last night was a late night with your philips screwdriver in flatpack-assembly frenzy. Ripped panels of cardboard now leaning on the fence outside the kitchen door. A fine collection of new allen keys to add to the toolkit. Slept well but not … Continue reading

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Lugging, ferrying

Sunday: a day of lugging and ferrying. Lugging bags and boxes down the outdoors steps along the passageway through the black door to the street and into the car. Similar though shorter process at the other end of the drive. … Continue reading

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Ikea days

Saturday: Ikea days. You remember now, reluctantly recall transition phases into new homes in Asia. Weekends in succession revisiting the mega-store as gaps in your inventory of domestic sundries emerge. Today, more than four windowless hours in the place with tape … Continue reading

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Secret draughts

A day off work to sign a rental lease, get the keys to the house, drive with the family on exploratory probings of Ikea and John Lewis. Chili and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon at Chapter while the kids ploughed … Continue reading

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Surfeit of green

A pair of train rides during the middle of the day. You consult a programme management expert at the sleek office structure overlooking a famous mining town at the head of the valleys. The advice you receive is good. The … Continue reading

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yeah but no but

Time to pull your socks up old fellow. Show a bit of spark. yeah but no but Well. Tomorrow then.   Where’s it gone your voice? Piping like a reed at the top of your throat

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Didi’s restless fingers

Outward-looking days. Mind a blank as you walk home. Zoned out. Decompression. In Taipei every day brought opportunities to muse on the moment. Craft a turn of phrase. Scan the inner landscape for new formations.   Peeling, tugging, prising, lifting, … Continue reading

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