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fusion

The Lawn

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chinks

leaf surrounds shed

Sat in a leaf surrounded shed. You will rightly be thinking that surrounding a shed with a leaf sounds implausible and you would of course be right. We are talking more than one leaf here. Leaves. Thousands of the buggers. The cedar shed blends nicely with the leaves. It was meant to be.

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thoughts

Autumn

A time of change. Turning over an old leaf.

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fusion

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ideas

random shopping list

Idea – random shopping list button. You have your usual list stored with the relevant shop but also a random button that selects something you don’t find out about until the shopping is delivered.

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fusion

In the beginning everything lay ahead

The End

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poems poetry

The tea is mine

The tea is mine. There is no room for unfounded spurious claims of ownership. Time darkens, purposeful brew. The fire flickers, roars, shouting at the hand that feeds. My attention is grabbed, enlightened. Background noises comfort. There is peace.

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miscellany

Shopping lists 2020

31st dec

Oil

Milk

Peas

Mar ma lade

More bread?

Bargs

Maybs a few breakfastey items

Castor sugar (for welsh cakes)

24th dec

Birthday cake

Milk

Spray on carpet cleaner

Icing sugar

Croissants

Bread

Hannah starter xmas day

1 bag ice

Every day mature cheddar 

Lettuce (check fridge)

honey

Vegetable spring rolls with mint leaves and sweet chilli dipping sauce

15th dec

Bread

2 x packs butter (to make shortbread biscuits)

Flowers for iris (£5 max)

Frute 

Frozen peas

1 fresh green veg (eg beans or broccoli)

Milk

Potatoes for chips

espresso

Xmas mkt party (partial)

Diet lemonade 2 bots

Pink wine

Coke x 2

Diet coke x 2

Diet tonic x 4

Summat vegetarean

6th oct

Cranberry juice (or raspberry juice or both)

Shampoo

Butter

Lunch stuff for tref

17th sept

Peas

Onions

Spuds for frites

Anything I see that will go with white fish

14the sept

Oj

Bread rolls

Bbq meeet

Milk

Onions

HP

Smoked paprika

coriander

Petrol for mower

Tomatoes

Avocado

5th sept

Bread 

Ad blue

Diesel

Coffee for Anne

Anything else I fancy

Anne toothbrush

1st September

Bread

Fresh pasta

CIF cleaning stuff

Normal sized bin bags

Ham

Fresh basil

21st August

Bread

Oj

17th Aug – Keralan vegetable istoo

Baby new pots

Broccoli

Carrots

Green beans

Cloves 

Cinnamon stick

Black peppercorns

Fresh curry leaves

Onion

Ginger

Garlic

Green finger chillies

Tin coconut milk

Ground turmeric

peas

Mango paneer skewers

Chickpea flour

Hard paneer

Ginger

Garlic

Chilli powder

Mango chutney?

Turmeric

Tomato puree

Fresh coriander

Tamarind and caramelized red onion rice

Basmati rice

Sesame seeds

Curry leaves

Red onions

Cumin seeds

Tamarind paste

chilli powder

7th Aug 

Pick up fosters meat

Brown bread

Yogs

Multi packs crisps

Apples

Butter

Chicken pieces

sensodyne

Castlegate order 4th aug

4 popadoms

Ctm

2 x Plain naan

Pilau rice

Lamb dopiaza

Festival run

Kettle

Ice bricks

Gas

Cheap oj & aj

Bacon

Sliced bread – 5 loaves at least

spreads

19th july

Brown rice

Double cream

Cucumber 

Butter x2

Joint for Sunday  

Frozen peas

Clothes washing tablets 

Orange juice & any other breakfast items NOT beans or sausages 

Bread

Toe may toes

selsun

6th July 

Baking powder

15th june

Apple juice

Carrots

Frozen peas

Cheese

Vino

13th june

Marmalade

Mushrooms

Bacon medallions

Ham

Veg 

30th may

Baked beans

Tomatoes

Tin plum toms

Jack Daniels bbq marinade

1 pint Milk

Tonights tea for tref – lamb neck fillet

Asparagus

Jersey royals

Bacon medallions

Mushrooms

Frute – strawbs and nectarines

Something else

Sat 25th may

Berries

Bacon medallions

Mushrooms

Small spuds

Peppers

Grean beens 

Small wholemeal

Natch yog 

Big bags compost

Bananas 

Tuesday 23rd – waitrose

Bread

Milk

Green beans

Baycon

Any bargs but not pork cos we already have a load

Good Friday 2019

Boneless shoulder or leg of lamb

New potatoes

Tonight’s tea

Salmon or simlar 

Bbq stuff

Sat

More of same

Chicken

Low fat mayo 

Thursday 18th April

Cheese

Mixed veg

Gas cylinder refills

Dust pan and brush

Ham

Stuff

Voltarol gel

Find out Tesco Easter opening hours

Sat 13th April

Peas

Carrots

Coriander

Garlic

Tins Tom’s

Tuesday 26th March

Smoked paprika

Tomayto ketchup

Bread

Ham

Cheese

Stuff for pylons at the weekend

Fruit (peaches?)

snack a jacks Salt n vinegar rice cakes

Coleslaw

Thursday 21st March

Bananas

Blueberries

Mushrooms

Meat

Chicken

Diesel

Cottage fromage 

Boxes

Shopping list sunday 17th march 2019

Compost

Wickes Pine Parting Bead Moulding – 20mm X 8mm X 2.4m

Passport photo

Small screw lightbulb

Cleat hook

Shopping list wednesday 13th march 2019

Frozen peas

Tandoori powder

Cumin powder

Ham

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miscellany

the 3 guitars

In this room there are three guitars. One of them, my Takamine, stands proudly and comfortably on a guitar stand. It was a 40th birthday present from my sisters and is loved. One of them has a broken tuning key and is little used. I bought this guitar in Cadiz whilst on holiday. I keep meaning to fix it as it is a useful enough Spanish guitar and complements the steel string Takamine. It will probably need new strings as does the Takamine, so I’m told. The third guitar is of unknown provenance and has in fact just been noticed. What is its story? Tucked away in the corner behind some other instruments. From the perspective of the sofa it doesn’t look full sized. Perhaps I should dispose of it. I will take advice when everyone is home for the Christmas holiday.

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57 Varieties thoughts

the clock that ticks

It’s 4.30am. Downstairs in the front room I hear a clock ticking. I did not know we had such a mechanical device. There must be a battery involved as clock winding does not form part of our daily routine. The clock has been identified. This must be a device new to the house or why have I never noticed it before? We have no real need for this timepiece. There is always a computer of some sort near to hand with a highly accurate representation of the time. There must be a decorative element to the horological deployment, an aspect upon which I feel largely unqualified to comment. The responsibility of a different department. At this time of day the ticking, soft and barely audible though it may be, represents an unnecessary intrusion competing with the sound of passing cars outside.

The allegorical nature of the ticking clock is also unwanted at this time. 

The sound of the traffic reminds me that we live in an urban environment. With the curtains drawn it should be possible to imagine I am sat in a remote cottage. Outside it is pitch black and devoid of sound other than the wind and rain beating on the window pane. All sensible life forms have their own curtains drawn to the outside world. Heads down. This is not the case where I am sat.

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57 Varieties the art gallery

still life

apples, pears, a bit of melon, a blue and orange vase with yellow flowers

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57 Varieties poems poetry

leaves me alone

Leaves leave my lawn alone
Grass killer compost fodder
Unwanted dead wind drift
Shrivelleduglybrown

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57 Varieties poetry winter series

Waiting for spring

deep hibernation

breath freezes outside blanket

slow rhythmic breathing

wondering whether 

cup of tea will make itself

stare into darkness

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57 Varieties diary travel

the surreal 2019 world of trefor davies

Hong Kong

Bangkok

London

Cardiff

Barcelona

Trafalgar Square

Brussels

Toulouse

Dublin

Manchester

Washington DC

Isle of Man

Reykjavik

Moscow

Brussels

St Lucia

2019 may represent peak surreality.

Anti Brexit demo London

Beyond The Woods Festival Horncastle

The Greenhouse

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

The Trafalgar

The Conrad London

MO Hong Kong

Building new office at bottom of the garden

Currently drinking Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle at 40,000 feet

BA First Class flights

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57 Varieties thoughts

Easter Sunday musings

Listening to religious news programme on radio 4. It is Easter so everything is more intense. This is after the recent fire at Notre dame and now a terrorist attack on a church in Sri Lanka. There was also a piece on a monkey God called lord someone or other.

The intensity of the conversation seems to me to exacerbate the strangeness of the whole concept of religion, in particular the organised variety. I get people wanting to know how they got here but the structured way of worshipping a “god” seems very artificial.