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I have a secret obsession with shifting furniture.

Obviously its not so secret anymore, but I’m not sure its something to be ashamed of.  Or at least, not the biggest thing I have to be ashamed of…

But, yeh – I shifted the furniture in my bedroom/office because the current layout was doing my head in.  The satisfaction from furniture shifted and looking good as well as being functional is immense.  ‘Sad’ you may say.  But when you spend ten minutes using your mental faculties to picture the various ways in which your bed etc fit into a limited space, then see it work, its good for you.  Particularly when you’re as adept at it as I am.

Creativity, I am your Master.

 Tee hee hee…

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I know its still early, but I’m not sure anything today can top the feeling of booking flights to France!  And at a bargain price too!!!


I’ll be going back to Marseille (where I lived on my year out) in January.  I’m gonna climb up to Notre Dame de la Garde and look over the city, ride the carousel I never quite got round to riding when I lived there, eat the world’s best pains au chocolat in a tiny lil brasserie near the Vieux Port, order ‘un cafe’ and get a rich, steaming espresso for a euro, drink a pint of “Despos” (even tho its boggin) in “Mickey Marley’s” at happy hour and breathe in the scent of good times with good friends, stroll Rue St Ferreol, brunch at  La Prefecture, eat amazing REAL chips at Autentique, dine in the treasure trove of La Vallon des Auffes – a tiny harbour sneakily tucked underneath a crazy busy coast road, enjoy endless cups of tea and chat with Heather, jam with John, see people from my church and speak French til I barf!!!

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Day seven

The whirring of the mechanics of the printer as it produces a physical copy of a document you’ve spent the day typing. Satisfaction of accomplishment. The beauty of a perfectly printed sheet of paper.

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Day six

I spent the entire day inside the house, but before going to bed I stepped outside to go and get the bin to put it out and breathed a great lungful of cool, crisp autumn evening air… Breathing sustains life, breathing air like that sustains beauty and hope.

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