Category Archives: Memories

Ghosts

We ran like children, playing in the snow, Geriatric teenagers with joints that creaked, While our tears froze, Ignored in laughter. We talked the wine away, until the sun rose Greeting it together, barefoot in the dew With a fierce … Continue reading

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On the eve of Beltane…

It is Beltane Eve and, every year, the same few things come back to me… There is the battle between the Winter King and the Summer King that I loved as a child, from William Croft Dickinson’s Borrobil, the number … Continue reading

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The last bikini

As most of me now refuses to move after several days of ‘extreme gardening’, I thought I’d share an old one that made me smile at the memories it raised when I came across it… “Mais, non!” The elegant, if … Continue reading

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The wounded heart of Paris

The white dome of the Sacré-Cœur, floating like some fairy tale castle against the blackness was my very first glimpse of Paris. It was a school trip, we were no more than children… and I fell in love with the … Continue reading

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Tell me a story!

You don’t have to be a writer… you can be an editor, artist, musician, traveller or poet… just be you. That is always enough and means there are always stories to share. Why not share them here and reach new … Continue reading

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Memories of the written word

There is a certain irony in the fact that I became aware of the Unesco Memory of the World Programme whilst researching the most ancient artefacts. Wikipedia says that the initiative was launched to ‘safeguard the documentary heritage of humanity … Continue reading

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What if? Not a poem – by Jan Malique

Reblogged from strangegoingsonintheshed: Image: Barmouth, North Wales, Jan Malique What if I could bring back all that you’d forgotten? Will you smile then, run in fields of glory, be the child bathed in laughter? Piece by piece assemble the memories … Continue reading

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A light in the darkness

“I have awoken with a fire in my belly, a good fire, one that speaks of life, a beacon in the dark, and if I place it on a high enough peak perhaps you can see it, perhaps it can … 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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The small dog’s Advent invitation: Send Ani your letters to Santa…

Last year in December, Ani, the infamous Small Dog, wrote to Santa, every day for Advent. It seemed to work, as she got her wish… This year, her wish is different… she would like to invite her friends to join … Continue reading

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