Monthly Archives: October 2015

A Wordsworthian Walk

 Today my heart has been lifted, and it cost me nothing. All I did was to go out into the autumn. Outside it was windy and sunny. It even got hot for a while. Days like this make all the … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

I have just been knocked sideways, by the news of the death of a friend. She was my Greek teacher and a remarkable person, with a ready laugh and one of those mischievous twinkles you can hear in some voices. … Continue reading

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 It was called fireweed by us kids, as we played on and in the bomb sites of my childhood city. It grew high up, on impossible ledges of shattered brick and mortar, and it choked the damp basements and outside … Continue reading

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Breaking News!!

Wow! It just suddenly happened!   I had just got back home this morning after walking with Ruby. I am now taking her to the nature reserve every day with my magic scooter. It was the most beautiful morning and … Continue reading

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The Two Have a Sudden Adventure

The day was crisp, like an apple. It was one of those October days that starts in a chilly grey, flat light, but then breaks up into a changing world of broken cloud and bits of blue sky. Not just … Continue reading

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Things Are Looking Up . . . Perhaps

I am sitting at the keyboard, trying to listen in to my body, to see and fully experience what it is feeling. Good things are happening, and they need recording just as much as the back-ache, the sciatica and all … Continue reading

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The Old and the New

Autumn seems to hang on through October, but one day everything will go and the winter will begin, with its bare trees, its wind and rain, and its grey skies. So it is really important to get out there while … Continue reading

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Wilfull is Good

 This is how it was this morning. The hills around us were covered in mist . . . Pule Hill, Deer Hill, Huck Hill. The mist is drawing a horizontal line across them at 1500 feet. Directly above me there … Continue reading

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The Battle Rages, and I Run Away!

After this week’s national shame of being knocked out of the rugby world cup by the old enemy, Wales, I thought a few rambling thoughts and reminiscences about the sport of rugby might be in order . . . to … Continue reading

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Choice and Freedom

  What do I write about now? My world seems to have become very small. There is the bedroom with its bed, in which I wake each morning, with a hope that, somehow, my back will have decided overnight to … Continue reading

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