Daily Archives: December 18, 2016

Gifts… #UKBA17

My apologies for being quiet… it has been Christmas here this weekend; an early one and a restful, lovely one… once we finally made it home after chasing across the country in a thick, pea-soup of a fog. Even the … Continue reading

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Christmas Present – Morpeth Road #writephoto

When I was younger, so much younger than today, I worked through November marking final year exams. It required me to work four till nine each night and nine to five on Saturday. The evenings were often hard work because … Continue reading

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Gone Forever – from ‘Jamie Dark’

When my wife died I was lost. We’d been married for thirty years, and when I retired we spent most of our time together. Over the past few years we hadn’t bothered with friends much, just did our own thing, … Continue reading

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Christmas Present – Ritu Bhathal #writephoto

Baubles hanging from a tree Fills me with such seasonal glee Tinsel, angels, stars and bells And the odd little present as well! A story for each decoration Adds spice to our special celebration Each branch holds a twinkling light … Continue reading

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Guest Author: D. E. Haggerty – Coffee is Godlike

Friends, including my nerdy boss and whacky baker buddy from Callie’s Cakes, claim I’m totally addicted to coffee. Although I’m not as dependent on the drink as they claim – I love a chocolate cupcake smothered in buttercream frosting goodness … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed- Offerings

“The druids – that is what they call their magicians – hold nothing more sacred than the mistletoe and a tree on which it is growing, provided it is a hard-timbered oak…. Mistletoe is rare and when found it is … Continue reading

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Never Go Back… Stuart France

* The first thing to remark, apart from the increased Avian Activity Quotient… Was, the difference an hour makes. * * Was it simply the movement of the sun? The progress of the day… Or had the site responded to … Continue reading

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Golden #midnighthaiku

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