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I started posting to jtns on 20 February 2010 with just one word, 'Mosaic'. This seemed an appropriate introduction to a blog that would juxtapose fragments of memoir and life-writing. Since 1996, I'd been coming to terms with the consequences of emotional and economic abuse that had begun in childhood, and which, amongst other things, had sought to stifle self-expression. While I'd explored some aspects of my life through fiction and, to a lesser extent, journalism, it was only in 2010 that I felt confident enough to write openly about myself. I believed this was an important part of the healing process. Yet within weeks, the final scenes of my family's fifty-year nightmare started to play themselves out and the purpose of the blog became one of survival through writing. Although some posts are about my family's suffering - most explicitly, Life-Writing Talk, with Reference to Trust: A family story - the majority are about happier subjects (including, Bampton in rural west Oxfordshire, where I live, Oxford, where I work, the seasons and the countryside, walking and cycling) and I hope that these, together with their accompanying photos, are enjoyable and positive. Note: In February 2020, on jtns' tenth birthday, I stopped posting to this blog. It is now a contained work of life-writing about ten years of my life. Frank, 21 February 2020.

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Saturday 15 August 2015

summer school closing reception and dinner, peter kemp, very enjoyable three weeks, beautiful thames-side walk, blackberries ripening, americano, library shift

The summer school ended yesterday with the reception in the Rector's Garden and formal dinner in hall, at the end of which the students were presented with their certificates by the guest of honour, Peter Kemp.

‎It was a lovely evening after three very interesting and enjoyable weeks of working with the students!

Back in Oxford this morning for my Saturday shift at the library.

A beautiful walk from Wolvercote to Godstow then the Thames path to the city centre. Blackberries ripening!

Now, an Americano before starting work.

Frank Egerton

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