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October 24th, 2012
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Here I am, where are you?
The Isles of Scilly are in the Atlantic Ocean, 28 miles off Penzance. Today I can barely see the other islands in the archipelago, never mind the mainland.

I last visited the mainland back in early June. My abiding memory is of cycling through wide flat fenland with the moon hanging huge in the sky.

I came here in March, for a few weeks. I'm staying on for the summer, I told my friends in May. I'm staying on through the winter, I told them in August.

I've resigned my job, I told them in September. I shall be a lady of leisure, and study and make rag rugs and read poetry. I shall go on holiday and bake cakes and take walks and dream. Perhaps I'll write.

The season is changing, and jobs are coming up all around. I'll probably work some of this winter. I expect to work here next summer. I have my room on a week's notice, and from the window I can see the sea.

Current Mood: peacefulpeaceful

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 24th, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
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I miss you Mair, and I miss the Isles of Scilly. Keep writing!

Cathy
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 24th, 2012 10:14 am (UTC)
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I'm in foggy lincolnshire
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From:fluffle
Date:October 24th, 2012 11:45 am (UTC)
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I'm in Canberra. And soon I will be in *my own house* in Canberra. And then you should come and visit, cos I mis you too.
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From:fluffle
Date:October 24th, 2012 11:46 am (UTC)
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also, if you come, I will make you lemon cake. and maybe banana cake. and cookies.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 24th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
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I'm not that far off where you left me! In Kaitaia itself and wondering what my own life will hold after November when my job ceases to exist, looking forward to being a lady of leisure too whilst I figure it all out =) Anna xxx
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From:emperor
Date:October 24th, 2012 10:28 pm (UTC)
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Good to hear from you. I am roughly as far away as you can get without leaving the country!
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From:mair_aw
Date:October 24th, 2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
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I did apply for a job on Shetland...
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