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Flying high

There was a heron in the garden when I arrived at my son’s home a little before eight o’clock. It stood on the deck, almost as tall as me, and looked me in the eye. For a moment there was … Continue reading

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A touch of tenderness

My son gleefully squeezed harder at the knotted muscle in my shoulder, with a ‘Now I’ve got you’ as I groaned in agony. We have established and agreed that he has a slightly sadistic tendency where I am concerned. It … Continue reading

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The sound of silence

Today there will be a two minute silence, an act of Remembrance. How many will hear it? “‘Sound!’ ‘Quite. Do you realise that the word silent and the word listen are comprised of the same set of letters arranged in … Continue reading

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How to eat an elephant

“I could have got the Eye of Horus, but that’s the School… this seemed more appropriate.” The little pewter charm of Anubis lay in my hand…. The Opener of the Ways… a perfect symbol. I was going to need a … Continue reading

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Autumn gold

It has been an emotional day. It started with a beautiful dawn, moving swiftly on to a bright and sunny autumn day… a memorable day for many reasons, both past and present. Well no, to be fair it had started … Continue reading

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The soggy hobbit

Yep. I’m going to have to share 🙂 Today I watched through tears as my son and his little Faith were married. Faith looked beautiful, something said about all brides, of course. But in this case it was simply true. … Continue reading

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Bursting

I have been dying to write this post… Imagine the house hobbit bouncing up and down with glee… and a Mum prouder than you can imagine… and a heart full to bursting. You know my eldest’s son’s story…how, four years … Continue reading

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