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Ani’s Advent 2019! Exploring, Cats and Christmas Trees…with Noelle Granger’s Garfield

Hey Santa! It’s stopped raining for a bit, so things feel a lot better around here this morning. I don’t mind it being cold after all, even if she does complain when we go out for or early morning romp. … Continue reading

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Hobbits don’t bounce…

He heard me scream, I heard him curse, I lay there thinking, ‘Could be worse’, My dripping son looked pale and white… I guess I must have looked a sight Laid out upon his kitchen floor Beneath the broken cupboard … Continue reading

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The edge of the precipice

Driving home, there was one of those moments of sheer, unadulterated joy when the fields were lit with pale sunshine, the sky a clear blue and the feel of the car around me occupied my whole being. I can’t think … 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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Rockfall – Iain Kelly #writephoto

They had stood there for centuries. As long as anyone could remember the three boulders had sat on the ledge overlooking the small hamlet. That night rain had lashed the hillside, thunder had rumbled and lightning had lit the dark … 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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A helping hand – Iain Kelly – #writephoto

‘Five miles. Average pace ten minutes and thirty seconds per mile. Total duration fifty-two minutes and thirty-five seconds. Last mile duration eleven minutes.’ Paul fumbled with his smartphone and found the ‘stop’ button on his running app. ‘Run complete. Congratulations,’ … Continue reading

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The Opening — #writephoto Sight – Frank Hubeny

 Even a thick, stone wall can have an opening letting light through like a window with a rock-hard frame. Outside our window two cars stopped. The front car was undamaged. The front bumper of the rear car, however, hung almost … Continue reading

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A ghost of myself

I pull to the side of the road. The screech of sirens and the flashing blue lights of an ambulance head towards my village. For a moment I am simply grateful that my younger son sold his motorbike, even though … Continue reading

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Age, the unhappy bunny and the Silver Bullet

Mea culpa. I, who teach a system that includes the principle of non-attachment, have grown very attached to the Silver Bullet. She is no longer young… she has lost the last traces of youth and is becoming rather faded and … Continue reading

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