Monthly Archives: January 2015

Cats and the Oatmeal

In the darkness something lurks. While I lie cuddled in bed, dreaming of white wine and sunshine, and blissfully unaware, a monster is clawing its way along the bottom of my bed. It watches. It waits. And then… as one … Continue reading

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Wearing Thin

It’s misty and minus 1 degrees at midday. Ice has formed on the windows of each car, in the wet patches on the street, and is sparkling along the edges of the canals that run the 8kms between Haarlem and … Continue reading

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Escher and Rule Number One: Part 2

2015 seems like a good year to get fit and banish some fears, so I set off on a four day walking trip  with the intention of reaching Belgium. However, where I got to was somewhere a little crazier…

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Escher and Rule Number One: Part 1

On Wednesday, I set off on a four day walking trip  “from A to B” or from Amsterdam to Belgium, which less neatly became a walk from Amsterdam to M.C. Escher What do impossible staircases and Rule Number One have to … Continue reading

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Spreading

Christmas, alas, did not bring me any snow. So instead I built snowmen out of royal icing… …and then ate them. Mwahahahahahahaha. Seriously though, my blog – the Spread – was supposed to be a way to document my travels … Continue reading

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Ringing in the New Year with a three purrs, several thousand bangs and a couple of fires…

For the Shone-Marquis family, Old Year’s Eve was a day of excitement – we were finally reunited with our beloved cat babies (thank you Petwings!), who have been living with their grandparents in Kwazulu-Natal since July 2014. But it was … Continue reading

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