Monthly Archives: September 2013

Running on empty

I was in bed way too early again last night, spending fruitless hours tossing and turning as my body reminded me it wasn’t happy. I was eventually forced to remind it that neither was I… it is, in my considered … Continue reading

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Being human

The restaurant is quiet now, many of the tables are empty.  Sunset gilds the weathered stone of the window frames and casts ghosts of a beautiful day across the table, igniting the ruby heart of the half empty glasses. The … Continue reading

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Notes from a small stellar dog, supplemental….

I know, I know… two posts… but well, it’s official. I’m a star. I’ve made it. I am an inspiration.. a muse… No, not amusing…a Muse…. Not only do I have my own followers, more fan mail than she gets and my … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog XXVII

I do not have fleas…. She knows that…she‘s the one who makes sure I don’t get them…. So calling me  Fleabag was entirely uncalled for. It is the winter moult, that’s all. It itches. But I’m not telling her that… … Continue reading

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Cabbage

When I was small and faced with a plate piled with the over-boiled cabbage I detested, my grandmother told me to eat it first… get rid of it… so I could enjoy the rest of the meal… and to save … Continue reading

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An informal event

Please Note: The event is now confirmed for 26th October 2013, meeting initially at the George & Pilgrim, High Street, Glastonbury. Sometimes it’s just great to take a single day and walk and talk and enjoy a drink or two … Continue reading

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Sunshine, shadows and silkies

It was hot on Sunday… the kind of day that was almost inevitably going to demand ice-cream at some point. In the meantime, though, there was a pub. In fact, I recall there being several lovely country pubs that required … Continue reading

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Shared moments

“You are supposed to go to church on a Sunday it is true but not necessarily fifteen!” So writes ‘Don’ in The Initiate. It wasn’t quite as hectic this Sunday… a mere handful of churches, with a couple of country … Continue reading

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Killing time

I drove back from the north cross-country yesterday as usual, avoiding the motorway rush hour and revelling in the landscape. The trees and leaves begin to look like autumn and mellow brick peeks out through their branches as you pass … Continue reading

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Sleepy bees and a joyous goat

The weekend started early… Wednesday afternoon to be precise. I had headed northwards, allowing extra time for the inevitable motorway delays that never happened, so I found myself within 15 minutes of my city destination with an hour or two … Continue reading

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