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Jo Heinrich
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Would-be translator, felt artist, mother, cook and skivvy
Would-be translator, felt artist, mother, cook and skivvy

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The trouble with bikes
Another week on and we are on the Île de Ré. This is a beautiful - although a tad overpopulated in August - island, all hollyhocks and terracotta-roofed shacks with shutters in Farrow and Ball colours, local markets in every village offering the best of Fre...
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The same but different
I’ve left a cable at home. Only a very
short cable of little consequence, but it’s not with me, and I feel a little
lost without it. It’s the cable that lets me download photos from my camera to
a computer, so that I can put them on here or put them on Face...
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Life, death, positivity and talking
I often wonder why I write a blog. It happened at first because I wanted to sell some art and it was a shout for publicity. But it's evolved over the years and became a more random unravelling of my thoughts. I sometimes do it just to get something off my c...
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On being European
I'm slowly trying to work through how I feel about the whole Brexit thing. I am never normally prone to anything very political, and even less so to speaking about it publicly (I come from a gene pool where my own mother chided me for asking how she would v...
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The Remarkable Monsieur Raybaut
I have a lot of trouble writing on here these days; since I've started stitching words together instead of textiles, I seem to have used up any writing impetus I have before I get this far. But I wanted to tell you a little story... We came to Menton, in Fr...
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Part One
I've been meaning to write for a while. Other things have taken over. In fact now I should be finishing off an essay, but it just had to wait. I had plans for a recipe for you. I was thinking about my butternut squash and chorizo stew. I even took photos......
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Autumn
It's been a funny old few weeks. Things haven't been quite right for some time now. In August I came back from France to land with a bump deep into a foul mood. The weather was colder and I went into denial about the summer ending. The children went back to...
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The Dragon...
Or... Number Two in an occasional series, entitled "Life Feels Better When You've Made Something" (remember the knickers a couple of months ago?!). Things haven't been easy recently. I won't go into it too much, mostly out of sympathy for the friends who te...
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A journey through a house...
Well, here I am again, back from our annual jaunt to Brittany. The fourth year in the same place. Well actually the fifth one, if you include the first time we found the beach, on a grumpy morning when we just took a little trip in the hope of finding a pre...
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The big picture
And breathe. We are getting into our summer groove. Breakfast happens around two hours later than on a school day, we take things at our own pace and gradually there are more and more beautiful moments, the kind that I had hoped for when I had a baby in my ...
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