Category Archives: Life

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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Blogging, birthdays and great expectations…

The western skyline glowed gold against the stark silhouettes of evening. Another day had flown by, taking with it any chance of catching up after my temporary defection. A day filled with a seemingly endless filling of forms and necessary … Continue reading

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Mixed feelings…

In November last year, Stuart and I paid a visit to one of our old haunts. The church of St Nicholas at Great Kimble, with its enigmatic Lady chapel by Ninian Comper, had played a pivotal role in our adventures … Continue reading

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Hare-Skin in Moon-Face… Stuart France

* Sister-Sun and Sister-Moon walked side by side in the sky… Both were cold. * One day they caught a hare, skinned it, and put it in a cooking-pot to stew… * While the hare was stewing The two sisters … Continue reading

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Round the bend

I was going to learn to drive… that was my first priority on reaching the age of eighteen. I filled out the forms, posted the letter and waited for the provisional licence to arrive. It came a few days before … Continue reading

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