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Whatever else 2020 has been, it has not been short on Friendship and Community – by Sally Cronin

Reblogged from Sally Cronin at Smorgasbord: The original concept of Thanksgiving was one of giving thanks for a new life, new home and new friends and that tradition is celebrated around the world in one form or another by different … Continue reading

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On the Doorstep: Whitchurch ~ Shadow and Light

No visit to a rural village is complete without exploring the church, especially when these old places frequently date back to Norman times and beyond. Each one of them is not only a place of worship that has stood at … Continue reading

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On the Doorstep: Whitchurch ~ Wood and Stone

We left the earthworks of Bolebec castle in peace… which is more than can be said of Oliver Cromwell’s army when they passed this way during the Civil War. The Battle of Aylesbury, between Cromwell’s forces and Prince Rupert of … Continue reading

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On the Doorstep: Whitchurch ~ Earth and Water

It was a lovely day. We needed to get out and about… get some exercise in the fresh air and sunshine. And yet, there we were in lockdown again. My own village offers few unexplored possibilities, so, instead of moping … Continue reading

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Free #midnighthaiku

Bodies stay at home Dogs twitch their feet as they dream Minds are free to roam *

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Waiting #midnighthaiku

Running far and free Escaping all restrictions Tomorrows beckon *

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First, catch your..? #cancer

“… knowing you are going to die makes clearing out the cupboards so much easier!” The sound of choked laughter came through the phone. “You should write that,” said my friend, once his calm was once more regained. The sentiment … Continue reading

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Gifts #midnighthaiku

Beauty and fragrance Summer’s stolen treasures gift Delayed departure

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Keeping faith?

On Thursday, I will finally see the oncologist to discuss what, if any, steps can be taken to address the rebellious cells currently busy trying to kill me. The appointment is, quite clearly, for me alone. Like so many others … Continue reading

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No-one home…

I should have woken, on my birthday, to a view of a Scottish loch and autumnal hillsides… perhaps even a glimpse of late-blooming heather…and a humungous Scottish breakfast. Instead, I woke to the knowledge that I could not eat all … Continue reading

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