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7 January 2010

Ten years ago

Back on New Year’s Eve there were a lot of Tweets from people about what their lives were like as the year ticked round from 1999 to 2000. For me, some things can’t be confined to 140 characters and I guess this is a little bit late anyway, but here goes… Ten years ago we […]

Filed under: Mulch — Clare @ 5:46 pm

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4 January 2010

Un Ballo in Maschera

For a long time now we have spent new year with a particular group of friends. It’s getting to the stage where it just wouldn’t feel like new year without them. You might remember that we went to Florence one year and last year we went to Whitby (yeah, you can hold your ‘sublime to […]

Filed under: Italiano,Mulch — Clare @ 3:52 pm

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30 December 2009


Let’s just say that the past few weeks have been, well, testing. We’ve had a kitchen built in what was our living room. Because nothing helps with thesis writing like major house renovations. And there’s no better time for such refurbishment than in the run up to Christmas, is there? It all came good in […]

Filed under: Mulch — Clare @ 7:25 pm

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17 December 2009

Season’s greetings

The pull of the PhD is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore so I have been neglecting you, gentle reader. Take comfort in the fact that I think of you often (no, really) and expect to be able to take up P’Soup again with renewed vigour sometime next year. It will possibly be late next year, […]

Filed under: Mulch — Clare @ 1:30 pm

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18 April 2009

Hunger makes great sauce

To the uneducated eye it could appear as though this blog is in its death throes. No posts since January? Shocking. If I can just explain… I know I don’t talk about work here in any detail, but suffice to say that working in a team where three people have left has kept me pretty […]

Filed under: Mulch,Writing — Clare @ 8:22 am

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8 January 2009

The Soup is back in town.

I’ve been gone a very long time, haven’t I? Sorry about that. I tend to hibernate at this time of year and that tendency was compounded by me feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed at work leaving no space in my brain for soupiness. Please forgive me. I am just about emerging from my wintry state […]

Filed under: Mulch — Clare @ 7:43 pm

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8 September 2008

Hall of shame

On a recent post of mine, easygardener left a nice comment and mentioned that the garden looked neat. Ahem. I think it’s only fair to say that this is not an accurate reflection of life in our garden. The camera is not supposed to lie, but there are a multitude of sins hidden in those […]

Filed under: Mulch — Clare @ 4:23 pm

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3 September 2008

Squash surprise

As you might imagine from the name of this blog, we’re fans of pumpkins. Or, if not pumpkins then certainly squash. This year I have grown three varieties from seed – marina di chioggia, golden apple and butternut. Unfortunately, I had a labelling accident early on (ahem) so I have no idea which seedlings made […]

Filed under: Mulch — Clare @ 3:42 pm

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