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Not every story has a happy ending

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Nature is reputedly red in tooth and claw, things will kill each other possibly to eat or as rivals. This was the sad end to our dormouse survey today. The picture contains the body of a dormouse which has been attacked and killed possibly by a wood mouse. It was the only one we found today, making it doubly sad. To think the poor thing survived the winter then possibly went torpid overnight and met a wood mouse...

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I feel really beautiful - not.

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I consulted my GP this afternoon about a couple of patches of something probably solar induced on my face and right arm. The bit on my arm is no problem, I have a plaster on it since he zapped it with liquid nitrogen and it feels fine. It'll breakdown and weep for a couple of days, crust over and heal up. The other thing is on my nose. He wasn't sure what it was but we agreed to zap it as well, though he did offer to wait a bit longer and have my nose amputated. I opted for the liquid nitrogen again.

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Bike delayed.

Had an interesting day, put up some trellis for my ex, took my daughter to lunch and then fixed her bike plus a hundred mile drive each way. Then just as I'm gearing up to start scribbling Bike, my glasses fell apart or shall we say, a lens fell out. I then spent a fruitless twenty minutes trying to find the screw responsible only to discover it was still in the frame. It's a weird arrangement because the screw holding the lens in is under the arm not on the top and I couldn't see it because I didn't have my glasses.

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Essay essay essay!

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Depending upon how you say the title, it could almost be the start if a music hall joke, except I've been essaying an essay essay as an essay all day. If that doesn't make sense, neither does most of what I wrote. An essay can be an attempt, a piece of written work shorter than a treatise, a first draft, a trial or an experiment; according to Chamber's.

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'Death by a thousand cuts'.

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Human rights groups in the US are worried about what the White House is doing to various bills regarding lgbtq protection and the fact that the proposed census will no longer collect information to determine how some lgbtq people are living and the difficulties they face.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/30/lgbt-rights-...

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'Transgender rapist moved to women's prison after sex change.'

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One from the BBC. A tricky one, not sure if she would be safer in a women's prison or not and to be honest, given the crime she committed, I'm not sure if I care.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39337805

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Sorry I've missed a couple of Bikes

I've had an exhausting week work wise and haven't had the energy to do much at all in the evening not finishing until 8.00pm most nights - and I'm supposed to be semi-retired. Then last night I went to bed early and woke in the night for a wee and couldn't get back to sleep for ages. consequently sleeping in this morning. However, I woke feeling much better and resolved to have the morning doing something I enjoy instead of slaving over a hot text book. I went to check the barn owl roost I know and found some more pellets.

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No Bike tonight.

Sorry just did a twelve hour day, yeah I know supposed to be retired, sort of, and am just too tired to bother writing anything tonight. For those with withdrawal symptoms you could always read some earlier episodes or try one of my short stories, there are one or two of them, plus other serials like Totally Insane or Charlotte's Tale or my thriller and fantasy novel SNAFU, the first 47 parts are on Sapphire's site. See links below.

https://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/book-page/13585/angharads-sto...

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Woman's Hour, Jenni Murray in hotwater

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For an article in the Sunday Times she wrote in which she apparently suggested that transwomen are not real women. It got a mention in the Guardian and some of the comments are more interesting than the article.

For those who want to see the Guardian article: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/05/jenni-murray...

I haven't actually yet seen the Sunday Times article which is behind a paywall. Thanks Roop!

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Been trying to do an essay on the Amazonian rainforest

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I was getting into essay writing mode when my printer played up again, it did so last weekend when I was trying to print off a couple of scientific papers that I could quote or cite to justify my case. I was trying to do the same again, print off a paper on sustainable use of the forest when it started playing up again. It's amazing how quickly an hour can pass when you're enjoying yourself - so why is it so slow when waiting at an airport or railway station?

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