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About turnipsforbreakfast

Rose has two blogs, www.butimbeautiful.wordpress.com, and www.turnipsforbreakfast.wordpress.com. Enjoy!

If you could choose a life of adventure or…

spend your time relaxing on the terrace of your villa on the French Riviera, reading good books and checking your enormous bank balance on your latest-model I-Phone, which would you rather? I’d rather the Riviera. But Bob doesn’t get to … Continue reading

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Quality – what’s it worth?

The other day I ran out of stuff to read. So I did two things. I got on the internet and ordered something with an interesting title off one of those promotional sites we writers know and love (at least, … Continue reading

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Why I hate horses

Not really. They’re quite sweet, really.  But, there aren’t many things more expensive and time consuming than a horse-crazy kid. When The Girl was about six, she developed a consuming passion for riding. So off she went to riding lessons … Continue reading

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One day you’ll realise how horrible you really are..

A letter to my children. Who do you think does all the horrible shit in the world? Serial killers, perhaps?  Evil dictators? Big Pharma and Peak Oil? Small men with big hair? Sure they do.  But nobody can live the … Continue reading

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You’ve killed us all!

This is what my partner loves to say when anyone stuffs up.  It is, of course, a joke. My darling daughter, this post is for you.  You’ve killed us all! I know you think you’ve failed because you made some … Continue reading

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When to let your dragon play with fire

Will I – or won’t I? Sometimes I get super pissed off.  If I was Kim Jong Un, I’d probably fire off a few missiles, just to let off steam.  Since I’m not, I see red..then pink, then beige, then … Continue reading

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Don’t worry about missing the life train, there’ll be another one along in a minute

A letter to my children… It’s ok to spend your time grouching and moaning about the way things have worked out for you.  After all, it’s not like you’re on some incredible round-the-world trip you’ve saved up for years to … Continue reading

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What can you do without?

A question for you. When is a library not a library? When you take away one book? When you take away a hundred books?  Or when you take away ALL the books – or is it, then, a library without … Continue reading

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An orange is NOT an avocado

A letter to my children.. Oranges are round and, well….orange.  Avocados are green and squashy. You may think this is obvious, my beloved ones, but you’d be surprised how many people think that an orange – with enough love, patience … Continue reading

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A letter to my children: pick the pretty one!

I always thought that if you got something for a reason (like, to sit on, or cook with, or drink out of), it didn’t matter how it looked.  I mean, it’s a toaster for chrissake! (or a couch, or a … Continue reading

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