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Dutchy in Cornwall is reading stories

  So, finished. What a great story… In the last two days I absorbed two books. Yesterday it was ‘State of Wonder’ (2011) by Ann Patchett. The day before yesterday I finished ”Grief is the thing with feathers’ (2015) by … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall attends the Conference of the British Dowsers

  A whole weekend with 150 dowsers in Newport Pagnell. A German professor came over from…, yes Germany, others flew in from Portugal, Mumbai. Lectures were given about pendulums, holograms and the entropy of black holes, electro-smog, Tibetan monks, Archaeo-astronomy, … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall goes to an Evening of Mediumship

  It all started with my weekly shopping trip, escorted by B&S Taxis. Mike was the driver. I had to tell him to cancel my next time, because I will be away for a number of days. “Where are you … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall goes to the poetry group

  When did we start, Kate, Molly and me… was it in 2011? We felt a deep desire to read good poetry in a group. But not just reciting a poem out loud and mumbling to each other, ‘Very interesting, … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall visits the Bude Music Society

  It could be a good thing to turn all the deserted churches into music centres, because of the acoustics. Music can go beyond words. Music can evoke feelings that words cannot. You can hear a tune and be struck … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall and the Canal, its end and a start-off

What a lovely day it was, yesterday. I had waved goodbye to my friends. Always feeling a bit blue, afterwards. It works best to look for some distraction, to do something. Since I was already out, standing outside their hotel, … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall cooks for friends

Don and Katie-Ellen, my sweet friends from the Lake District, are over for a few days. It has been a long trip for them, about six hours of driving, so they are exhausted and need to be pampered. They’re staying in a … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall visits the Golitha Falls

  When Claire and I left Bude, yesterday early afternoon, it was very sunny. Lovely weather. But the closer we got to Liskeard, the more clouded the sky became… We were on our way to explore the Golitha Falls. Golitha … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall is having a Menday

  Around nine o’clock yesterday morning Robert Freestone knocked at the door. Rob is a well-known plumber and heating specialist. I found him through word-of-mouth. Because my boiler is about 17 years of age, I’m seriously thinking about a replacement. … Continue reading

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Dutchy in Cornwall is locked out

  When Steve and I came to live in Bude in 2010, Steve immediately sent in a request at the Tourist Information Centre for a beach hut. They put us on a waiting list. Then, five years later, we had … Continue reading

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