Category Archives: Life

June did not rid the world of May…

So the month shifted from May to June, but the surprise General Election did not clear the political slate, nor did it provide the Prime Minister with the strong mandate she desired to pull the UK through the Brexit process….May … Continue reading

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Spring….Garden Notebook

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide.   Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy … Continue reading

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Batter before the fast…history delivered via a simple recipe

Mix a pancake Stir a pancake Pop it in the pan. Fry the pancake, Toss the pancake, Catch it if you can!   A late Easter means “Pancake Day” doesn’t clash with Valentine’s…pancakes supplying a moveable feast which always seem … Continue reading

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Progress…the horror and sadness finding out it was never real

Where is the world now? As I read the news and watch yet another horror unfold, the bloody sandwiched between political lunacy, my mind automatically retrieves memories of growing up as a child desperate to understand the world; the idea … Continue reading

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Animals for the Advent calendar: The Donkey

When fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I was born.   With monstrous head and sickening cry And ears like errant wings, The devil’s walking parody On … Continue reading

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Halloween…switch off the lights!

It seems that every year the “tradition” becomes even more of a tradition in Britain, being used as marketing ploy by every household name; my inbox has been swamped with assorted offers to help me “celebrate” in restaurants, cocktail bars … Continue reading

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August…the great debate; what to wear on the beach?

When it comes to clothing what does “modest” mean?

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Where are we now?

A historic month to put it mildly!

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“School was like chilblains, something to be endured”

Although the reference to chilblains might not be understood by small children in 2016 the notion that school is “something to be endured” may well click with even the youngest pupils starting their journey through education. The current situation with … Continue reading

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Recipe for Spring…the greening of the Earth

Spring   Nothing is so beautiful as spring- When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like … Continue reading

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