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Should cats do Pilates?

I know Ursula the British Shorthair is keen on Pilates. But is it good for her? Should cats do Pilates? Are there associated health hazards?

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A room of one’s own: my study at day’s end

Every woman needs a room of one’s own, said Virginia Woolf. And I’m deeply privileged in having a glorious study to work in at home. If I spend too much time in my study lost in my work, who can blame me? Three windows on the world mean I never feel closed in. Most of […]

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Sharing a coronavirus dream

About coronavirus dreams: the other night I reckon I had one. Now it’s a well known fact that nobody except you and your psychoanalyst have the remotest interest in your dreams. Because other people’s dreams are boring, unless they’re gifted storytellers. Nevertheless, in the interests of science (ha) I shall share my own coronavirus dream […]

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The ballad of the cat and the dinosaurs

Celebrating the return of media to my WordPress blog with the ballad of Ursula the cat and the dinosaurs in a (pre)historic standoff.     Megalasaurus? Tyrannosaurus Rex? Spinosaurus? Tarbosaurus? Hog of the hedge?  

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Blogger doggerel on latest WordPress update

Dear WordPress this is just to say you are not so very dear to me today. So every now and then we get the latest WordPress update. Sometimes the updates go OK. Sometimes they irritate. I feel mildly put upon by your sulky sound asleep Add Media icon and your sneaky Set Featured Image feature […]

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