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I’m dotting the out-takes from 44 times two around today. In between working, packing and looking after one very teething child I went out barefoot in the rain to pick some autumn flowers. It’s fun looking back through flickr to see last year’s autumnal flower arranging. And to see what else happened today in history.

In other news I am an aunt, Kevin’s an uncle and Astrid has a new cousin. Welcome to the world Madeleine Sidney Franklin. Little fish. Hooray!

The practicalities of the week involve packing packing packing. Teeth hurting. Or the space where my wisdom teeth once were. Hurting. Shipping people coming on Wednesday. To pack. To take away. To send our things ahead of us. Things to be in London when we arrive.

And for me to decide which fabric to keep behind for my summer dresses.

I’ve also got to say sorry and thank you to so many people – for lovely comments, emails, tags – I’ve not been able to reply and say thank you to some people – I’ve got the risotto recipe coming in a post one day – there are links to share, photos to show, things to do. For now all for another day. Life’s piling up. But one day. One day. I’ve not forgotten.