Category Archives: Friendship

A dinner date

Clearing old receipts out of my purse, I once again came across a photo and remembered… Stiletto heels, long black gloves, glitzy jewels … I was making a very special effort for him that night. The gown looked amazing. I’d … Continue reading

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In communication

Quite why Ani thinks I would really like a squashed spider I don’t know. Be that as it may, it is, with great care and delicacy, deposited on my lap. Perhaps she is working on the same principle that makes … Continue reading

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A surreal Sunday… Life, death and beauty

You could see, just from Nick’s posture, that something was very wrong. As I walked towards the garden from the street where I had left the car, there was just something in the bleak way he was holding himself, looking … Continue reading

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Guest author: Sally Cronin ~ Henry’s Story from Sam, a Shaggy Dog Story

Every so often, I am lucky enough to have Sally from Smorgasbord as my guest. This time she shares a story from her book Sam, a Shaggy Dog Story: Henry’s Story “Okay young’un,” Henry grinned toothlessly. “Time for the next … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog… Making friends

She’d been out for ages, and when she finally came home I was really glad to see her. Sometimes I worry that she won’t come back, though she has never left me too long on my own. I have my … Continue reading

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What’s On the Menu? Apparently, Me! ~ G. Michael Vasey

Gary’s view of our meeting this weekend… I have been asked many times ‘What is Magic?’ It’s a tough question to answer. This weekend though, I think I experienced all aspects of magic. There was the magic of a friendship … Continue reading

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Unusual people…

Delicate blue flowers caught my eye in the flower bed. I wondered where they had come from as they were nothing that we had planted … they had just grown. It only took a moment to realise that they were … Continue reading

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Shades of the Golden Age…

As a child, I loved the old movies of the swashbuckling variety. Even then, I knew the stories were not real and the history likely to be wildly innaccurate. Romance and adventure did not wait behind every tree. Magic, though, … Continue reading

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5000 year old discovery! #travel #India #humor – Barb Taub

Reblogged from Barb Taub: We witness a 5000 year old discovery! But first…we have to get out of bed. How we travel… [click image for previews, reviews, and buy links on Amazon] “Five and a half hours,” promised the SatNav. … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Invitation – You are never too old to be loved by Sally Cronin

Well, it snowed a bit here yesterday… not much, not even long enough for me to play out…and then it all disappeared. It is all very well her heaving sighs of relief, but I was looking forward to a long … Continue reading

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