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South, sound and radio.

1. I've woken so early, but to the south there is such clear, bright light. 2. The way headphones replace the noise of roadworks and scaffolders with sounds that I can control. 3. I am supposed to be looking after our girls. They go into the garden and totally ignore me, apart from occasionally knocking on the window and running away. So I put on a radio programme about the technicalities of storytelling and ignore them right back.

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