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  1. when my ex left me – after I had cried myself empty – I had such fun, doing just what you are doing. I agree with you that it is so good not to have all the smelly stuff around. The house stays tidy and it is very, very soothing. good for you Alison.
    I love the photos, specially the court yard…

  2. I am in love with your garden–it looks like something out of a magazine! What are the blue things on that roll in the laundry room?

  3. I have just found you and spent ages reading your lovely blog. I have shed a tear over the demise of your relationship, foloed your links to look at gorgeous vintage things and enjoyed the photos of your fabulous 80's hair! You're a girl after my own heart, glad to have found you 🙂

  4. Those pics could have come straight out of a glossy mag like country living or English home! I see you sitting in that yard drinking tea out of a pretty china cup! it is truly delightful!

  5. I love the photos! Especially that wonderful shelf thing that holds the bin bags. Even love the bin bags–we don't say that here in Iowa.
    I am busy getting ready to move next week-after 28 years. As I downsize to a little cottage, I have been grieving for the loss of my "stuff". So here I am, also doing a clean sweep.
    So glad you are feeling better.

  6. OH, I'm so happy for you. I'm needing so much the strenght that comes from your posts and, to see how you are begining to remember that you exist and to live our own life…
    It's a good example for us all.

  7. I agree, straight out of the pages of a magazine. Wish my hydrangeas would bloom like that. We are currently in the middle of a drought here. Hope your heart has gone from that throbbing ache to a dull one, if you know what I mean. So proud of how you have come out of this.

  8. Alison you should be editing a wonderful home magazine and making bundles of money. You have such an eye for charm and elegance…and you write beautifully…right from the heart. I am so glad you are feeling better! By the way, just what are elevenses? We don't use that term in Connecticut.

  9. Gorgeous pictures of your lovely home and patio Alison! Yes that's the best part of living alone, that you can have a scrumptious girly home! I enjoy that every day too! I love the wallpaper in you laundry room btw!

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