Tag Archives: death

I Haven’t Died

I am aware that I’ve not posted on this blog for months, and think that maybe I need to offer an explanation. It is always more difficult to motivate myself in the dark days of winter, but what motivation I … Continue reading

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Living in Interesting Times

I am reminded of the old Chinese curse – “May you live in interesting times.” It was difficult to leap out of bed this morning with my normal enthusiasm (sic), what with thinking about all these jolly interesting times we’re … Continue reading

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To Be or Not To Be?

Everybody will die. Sorry. Even I will die, which makes me even sorrier. We all lose the fight in the end, but some people are beaten by Life, and others are beaten by Death. And it seems you can’t choose … 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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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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The War Drags On

Today I got out of my wheelchair and walked a bit along the road outside the house, sat down, and then walked back. I couldn’t have done it on my own, and I needed my walker to support me. My … Continue reading

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Now is the winter of our discontent

Today, the 22nd August, is the anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth, which took place near Leicester in 1485. This battle was effectively the end of the War of the Roses, between the white rose of York and the red … Continue reading

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