Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Wisdom of Mohammed Ali

Sometimes, when the snow is thick on the ground, as it is this morning, and the cold air is full of wind-blown ice and sleet, as it also is this morning, and the house is warm and the cupboards are … Continue reading

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Poor Design Award 2015

Whoever, or whatever, designed us must have been working on a Friday, because his, hers or its mind was obviously on the weekend. I’ve rather lost faith in God, or Evolution. To quote the lyrics of Spirit, “O, O something … Continue reading

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The Excitement of the Thaw

Overnight rain has washed most of the snow away, and suddenly we have colour again. Everything has been monochrome for some time, but now we can see the world that was hidden. Before the snow came, we took the world … Continue reading

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The World is Changed, Changed Utterly

Snow has been dumped all around us for a week now. As ever, it has transformed the world into something innocent and wonderful. The innocence is in the clear emptiness of white, the wonder is in the beauty of the … Continue reading

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Silly Thoughts About Walking #2

Okay, then, you’ve organised the loan of a friendly dog, or you’ve phoned a friend to go for a walk together. However, don’t go for a walk today, or even tomorrow, for you’ll need to do some training before you … Continue reading

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Silly Thoughts About Walking

Now we have been told by yet another government report that we should walk every day for twenty minutes in order to improve our health, I thought it was time to think about this rather obvious mantra, and think about … Continue reading

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The World Still Works

It snowed overnight. Not a lot. Just what they call a dusting, a sprinkle. It was enough to colour the hills and fields white, and to cast an eerie orange glow on the bedroom ceiling from the street lamp, and … Continue reading

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