Monthly Archives: December 2015

Happy New Year Again

It is the end of the year, and I have made it in one piece, more or less.! When I was young, 2016 would have seemed an impossibly long way off. Yet here it is, all windy and rainy, and … Continue reading

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Water, Water Everywhere

 After several days of near-torrential rain, in which the northern half of the country has become more or less submerged, we have had a day of sunshine and duck-egg blue sky. Yesterday, Tunnel End was a lake again (it was … Continue reading

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Christmas Wisdom #3

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Gandhi

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Christmas Wisdom #2

“If you deliberate before you take each step, you will spend your life standing on one leg.” Risk-averse people should bear this in mind!

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Wisdom #1

As you may imagine, Christmas time is not really a time for regular posting or writing. In a festive time it is way down the list of Jobs-to-Do. Way behind things like Put on weight, Avoid hangovers, and Learn to … Continue reading

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A Meditation Upon Saint Lucie’s Day

The feast day of Saint Lucy was the 13 December, which was the shortest day of the year before the Julian calendar was adopted. The English metaphysical poet, John Donne, described it as the “year’s dark midnight”, and now the … Continue reading

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The Awfulness at Tunnel End

Electricity is a wondrous thing. Every night I connect the battery of my scooter to the holes in the wall, and, hey presto, the next day it moves silently ahead . . . or, indeed, backwards, if I want . … Continue reading

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