Category Archives: Life

A parting gift…

I saw the sunrise warm the curves of your body. I have seen you glimmering, damp with sea-spray, and standing on the high moors surrounded by heather. I have felt secure in your embrace, safe from the cares of the … Continue reading

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Walking with Grief… Stuart France

* ‘I cried like some grandmother, I wanted to tear my teeth out, I didn’t know what I wanted to do.’ – Walter E.Kurtz, Apocalypse Now. * The ‘Good Colonel’ is here reacting to a particularly distressing, and at first … Continue reading

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The long way home

Snow permitting, I am on my travels again briefly, and heading north. Regular visitors may have noticed that on very rare occasions I may mention the North of England. Just the odd, passing reference perhaps, here and there, to Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Stop…

Clouds dark as bruises Hide behind a smiling mask Chill rage of tyrants Cherished illusions shattered Silence mourns lost innocence * There are many forms of abuse within relationships. Not all of them leave bruises, but all of them leave … Continue reading

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Asking questions…

Image: Pixabay My son was never ‘into’ history at school. He learned what he was obliged to learn and promptly forgot most of it.  Add to that the effects of the black holes in memory caused by brain injury, and … Continue reading

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Comfortable?

My son was leaning out of the window when I arrived and watched me walk to his door. He was eyeing me strangely, but said nothing until I had brought him his morning coffee. “I’d forgotten that you were female.” … Continue reading

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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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