Daily Archives: May 13, 2016

Expensive taste…

I was making small talk for a very good reason. The phlebotomy tray contained not just the usual, if overly large collection of neatly labelled vials, but an IV cannula and a couple of rather-larger-than-I-liked bottles too. The bottles were … Continue reading

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Peacock garden

Indigo child, Seeking forbidden fruit In a garden of eyes. Knowledge grown on trees, Showy flowers plucked Before maturity… Fleeting bouquets That wither when admired Leaving no seed. The search is blind, The tree of life untasted A night bird … Continue reading

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Where were we? The green chapel…

The interior of St Michael’s and All Angels in Stewkley hasn’t changed very much in the 850 years since it was built. It hasn’t changed much since Geoffrey Chaucer, author of the Canterbury Tales, visited when staying with his son … Continue reading

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Under attack

My knees are scratched to high heaven where a confused dog tried to give comfort to the zombified madwoman going nuts in the middle of the night… claws and bare knees are not the best of combinations. That I had … Continue reading

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Where were we? Norman stone and red wine…

Two glasses of red wine appeared out of nowhere and were placed on the table by the inglenook. “You’ve nursed those long enough, ladies,” said the landlord, removing the long-empty coffee cups. We looked at the wine in some confusion, … Continue reading

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Wakening #midnighthaiku

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