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House-sitting in northern Germany: Where we live

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       Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony 14 May 2015   Trip: Europe, April to December 2014. House-sitting near Großenkneten in Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), April to June 2014.     Our house is a typical German two-family house, with both upstairs and downstairs. The house is relatively modern with an older section somewhere downstairs. The plan and construction (red …

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Our first house-sitting assignment with strangers

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony 14 May 2014    Trip: Europe, April to December 2014. House-sitting near Großenkneten in Lower Saxony or Niedersachsen, April to June 2014.    Today is Sunday. We arrived two weeks ago. Settling into Lower Saxony near Großenkneten has been a strange experience. We’d had a couple of days in Paris and in Hamburg before …

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Detective & Crime fiction 2: Arnaldur Indridason

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, April 2015    Arnaldur Indridason Arctic Chill (2005), Eng transl. 2008.    An excellent website for Indridason is Crime fiction lovers.    I think I’ve read all of these Icelandic crime novels featuring the depressive, gloomy and anti-social Inspector Erlandur and his underlings Sigidur Oli and Elinborg. Erlandur is obsessed by and guilty …

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False memories and The Mill on the Floss

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     Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, May 2014     Memory is fallible. I read once that ‘old people’, read everyone, have very unreliable memories about weather in the past. I applied this test to myself, and though I am reluctant to admit it, my own memories of hot summers, the weather of my youth is completely unreliable. I …