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And now I’ve finished my work bag, I can move onto Project Manatee 2.0 - a school bag!

Unfortunately I have no idea why the paper clipping was important or if she ever visited Bangkok.

But I have a little tin which belonged to someone I never met. And this little tin is once again safely tucked up with my ribbons, buttons and thread. And there it shall remain until it’s passed onto someone else who will look after it.

Fin. 8/8

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This little tin and all the other sewing paraphernalia - like a 100 time capsules all bundled together in a box. Dozens of pieces of ribbon, lace and packs of buttons. And I’ll never know if they are left over from completed projects or were bought but never used.


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It belonged to the mother of a friend. We helped him clear out her house after she died, and he asked me to take her sewing bits and pieces. He had no use for them.

Inside the tin, there are no black hooks and the label suggested.


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I’m not sure how well threads work on here, but let’s try it out.

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I was sorting through a my box over the weekend found this tin.


We watched (new) last night. It was brilliant! I’m not sure why I put it off.

I saw two Swifts this morning. Don’t know if they are “our” Swifts or not, but soon they should be buzzing around the village.

The Swallows and the Martins are already here. ☺️

I made lemon, polenta and almond cupcakes today. I’ve eaten three and now I don’t want my dinner…

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I’ve just been admiring some of the local allotments. I couldn’t get over how big the strawberry plants were! But the I remembered it’s May. My brain still thinks it’s sometime in early March!

One of the things I’ve missed about not working in the office is the smell of the lunches being prepared in the canteen. Today it smells like it’s going to be some heavily spiced, garlic and lentil dish.

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