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Foods For Thought

Foods For Thought

It’s been a tough couple of weeks here. The meniscus in my left knee got torn in a fall and some very effective antibiotics wiped out my gut bacteria meaning lots of loo visits… which the knee wasn’t very happy about…

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Writing and Other Progress

Writing and Other Progress

First, let me show off a little. This was supposed to be my December project, but I’ve only just finished it–handing it over tonight to family visiting from the UK…

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Rooting Canals amidst Life and Death

Rooting Canals amidst Life and Death

I was going to make this a poor-me post after learning I need a root canal on one of my molars–and possibly more than one. ‘But why? Why me? I brush, I floss, I take calcium supplements, don’t chew ice cubes…

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Writing Standing Up–

Writing Standing Up–

I know it’s bad for people to sit too long but I’m also very aware I’m not staying on the computer long enough to get in all the writing I want to. So in this year’s ‘lets prepare for a good 2024 end of year office clean up’ I tried to figure out how to solve both issues…

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Happy December Down Time!

Happy December Down Time!

Warning: hotchpotch ahead! I’m happily nursing a minor infection, meaning I’ve been skipping yoga, pilates and the final round of proofs (not due till 15th Dec) with a clear conscience…

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Word by Word and Step by Step

Word by Word and Step by Step

Warning: I’m still on antibiotics, painkillers and self-injected blood thinners so I’m just going to write a happy post today. (I thought of warning you this post might not make too much sense–but that would suggest…

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Happy Deepavali!

Happy Deepavali!

May the lights of Deepavali dispel all darkness in your life! We went to visit the Deepavali Festival Village over the weekend, thinking it wouldn’t yet be as crowded as it’s going to be next week. But a great many people seemed to have the same idea!…

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A Wedding in the Family

A Wedding in the Family

We celebrated a wedding in the family last weekend–my brother’s sweet, smart, beautiful daughter is off to start married life in Edinburgh. This was my first time visiting the Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church, which is one of Singapore’s oldest Presbyterian churches…

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Arrest & Hope

Arrest & Hope

I was going to write about the Tour de France and Yoga (I’m nowhere near where I would like to be, but at least I’m back on the mat), trying to finish a rough draft of the next book before Bouchercon…

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Writing Craft from Ballet Chickens

Writing Craft from Ballet Chickens

The Tour de France is on right now–on in real life (1st to 23 July) and on the TV now as I’m writing this. That’s only relevant because here we’re playing ‘Tour de Park Natura’ at our place over the next 3 weeks….

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Popiah Lessons

Popiah Lessons

We had popiah for lunch at Coronation Plaza; the first time in a long time for both Coronation Plaza and popiah. Coronation Plaza used to be a regular haunt when I was growing up…

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My Time in Crime(fest)

My Time in Crime(fest)

Given the 14 1/2 hour flight and 7 hour time difference between the UK and Singapore and because I haven’t yet come down from the high of traveling again, this is going to be all about Crimefest and my time in the UK–

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Departure Changi

Departure Changi

This post was originally published on murderiseverywhere.blogspot.com. I'm in Changi airport waiting for my flight to...

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