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We took delivery of lamp shades and Venetian masks from a weary itsjustaname and T.

C. implemented death and shredded paper.

We toured a new condo in Toronto that a friend moved into yesterday. It's opposite a retirement community. She's hoping to come to London in order to visit a friend who'll be en route to The Congo. She recommended we cancel the trip to mainland Europe and go visit Turkmenistan instead.

I booked fish and tea, and read about Iowa pork. I finally feel I know why the pork I grew up on is so very good, which makes me reluctant to order it anywhere else. I am inevitably disappointed. Also, I am nearly done with The Telling.

The passionflower vine is entwining itself with the hanging basket, the lavender, the yellow-flowered shrub covered in fine-haired irritant next door. Soon, if I do not trim it back, it will shroud the house in passionflowers, and we will sleep for a hundred years.


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Jul. 18th, 2010 11:40 am (UTC)
I wonder if your yellow-flowered shrub is the same one that triggers my asthma. The name escapes me for now but it has silvery grey furry leaves and lipped flowers like a nettle in circles.

2 blogs mentioning Turkmenistan in the same day! How often does that happen?
Jul. 18th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
I strongly suspect the mentions are, in a way, related.
Jul. 19th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)

Sorry - it's just come to me that that was the name I was groping for.

In other news, have you been introducing like-minded people to each other or is a different vector involved.
Jul. 20th, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)
Not likely phlomis - this towers taller than I do, and none of the phlomis photos on the first few pages of search results look taller than waist-high. I'll take a photo.

It's the other way around: having met S. at the pub night last month when she was visiting London, I feel I could conceivably impose on her. After all, I am not very likely to know someone living in Turkmenistan again in my life! But equally, we are not so likely to cancel the trip to the continent.
Jul. 20th, 2010 09:51 am (UTC)

Jul. 22nd, 2010 05:52 pm (UTC)
Ooh that's interesting! I don't think I've ever seen anything like that before.
Jul. 19th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
are you in Toronto? i'm a little behind.
Jul. 19th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
No, the tour was via Skype. We may be visiting late autumn though - plans still uncertain. It's been ages since we were back!

When are you over in London?
Jul. 19th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
First week of August. Soon.
Jul. 20th, 2010 09:42 am (UTC)
I will be here!
Jul. 20th, 2010 11:42 am (UTC)
He's silenttex if you care to do the LJ thang.

Sorry we couldn't stop longer, it had been a very long time since breakfast by that stage!
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