Category Archives: Nick Verron

Dawn at Hawk Hill

“Hellooo!” said the unnecessarily cheerful voice at the end of the phone. “You sound wide awake!” “I am,” I replied, though four in the morning is no time for anyone to be dragged from sleep. I reached for the coffee, … 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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Imploding reality

My son, who is now thirty-three, celebrates his eighth re-birthday today. On July 4th, 2009, normality imploded. ‘We have your son’… four words changed the world for me. It had changed for my son some hours earlier. I had been … Continue reading

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Nut (roast)

We all know the dangers Of sun tan and burn, But sometimes the hard way’s The one way to learn. Though doubtless he’ll brown Like a nice piece of toast, At present my son Is a bright, beetroot roast. Unusual … Continue reading

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Year of the Fire Rooster – a call to action and adventure!

My son shares his latest adventures… please click through to his blog to see some stunning photography and, more importantly, what he’s been up to this time… “It all started when I contacted a friend about meeting for a catch … Continue reading

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Thank you!

To everyone who helped raise funds towards the cost of Nick’s Mountain Trike, a specially adapted, off-road wheelchair able to take the less able to places otherwise out of reach… THANK YOU!

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New directions

“I need to update you on bent-tail fish,” said my son down the phone. This could not be good. Poor bent-tail has been struggling with his infirmities for a while and we knew it could be only a matter of … Continue reading

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How to paint with a jittery duck

When I left him, my son was gleefully painting with a duck. The duck had, in the early stages, seemed a bit jittery, but once it had its feathers smoothed, the results were quite amusing. Now, lest we invite less-than- … Continue reading

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A work of art

In spite of repeated requests from my nearest and dearest, I had been singing again as I made the coffee. Music has always been part of my life, even though, in spite of writing a number of songs, I can … Continue reading

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A strange gift…

Like most mothers, I have been the recipient of some strange gifts in my time. When children are young, what seems appropriate in their eyes may seem downright bizarre to an adult observer not privy to the inner workings of … Continue reading

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