Category Archives: Life

Do you care?

I wandered through into the kitchen, snuggled in my dressing gown, to boil my own kettle for my second coffee of the day… an unaccustomed luxury. I am usually at work by that time, dragged reluctantly from sleep by the … Continue reading

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Living in edit mode

There are piles of books on the table as usual… some of them with my name on the cover, which still feels rather odd.  The running joke in the family is that they look like ‘proper books’. Which, of course, … Continue reading

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Archaeology, migraine and the barometric fish…

After celebrating the recovery of Super Trooper, the little fish who swam, it was with a heavy heart that I saw him once again floating upside down in the pond and looking decidedly dead. The pale belly finally showed no … Continue reading

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Luna ~ Jordy’s Streamings

Reblogged from Jordy’s Streamings: Meet my little girl, Luna, the sweetest doggie ever! As you might see, she is very contemplative, we sit out in the backyard, and she stays near me as I write, listening to the myriad sounds … 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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The odd couple

They came from… well, we never did find out where. Their history remains a mystery, but everyone agreed that Percy and his lady were an odd couple to move into the village. He was a handsome specimen, always dressed in … Continue reading

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Robotic carers? What next? #carersweek

“Robots to look after elderly in care homes…” That was the only bit of the headline that I saw as I dived out of the shop this morning on my way to work. As a carer. Granted, the implication was … Continue reading

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A day in the life… #CarersWeek

* I woke feeling awful, a cold in my head, And with no real desire to get out of bed. The clock said half five and the day had begun As I crawled from the covers and peered at the … Continue reading

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Beltane…

The ancient festival of Beltane has always been special to me. As I child, I was caught by its magic when my grandfather first read me the story of ‘Borrobil‘, where two children walk between the Beltane fires and are … Continue reading

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The vicissitudinous growth of grass…

The winter before last caught me by surprise with the early onset of rain. The final cut of the lawn was postponed due to wet weather… and remained that way until spring finally decided to put in an appearance. Now, … Continue reading

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