Category Archives: Memories

Missing the Tomato Feast…

September is always a special month for me as my mind re-invigorates the memory of the arrival of my first-born; not a straight-forward story but one which might be used to illustrate the importance of the trusting relationship between patient … Continue reading

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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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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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The year closes….another goodbye

In this last hour of 2015 as the first fireworks explode outside I can only feel that the years are racing by at a speed I could never have imagined in my childhood. In that first decade of life the … Continue reading

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Medical Doctor turned poet born this day 220 years ago

Dipping into poetry books as a break from life’s chores offers a brief escape into another person’s mind and creativity; how much time is available does affect the choice of poem, especially if wanting to dig around searching for meaning. … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 closes….

A day of drizzle marked that glorious souvenir of Victorian Britain; the August Bank Holiday. Walking with my son late afternoon we noticed the ripening blackberries, the dark-spotted hedges were a reminder of our previous walks armed with ice cream … Continue reading

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Great deals on gravy!

  Being a survivor of boarding school one of my strongest memories is the excitement and anticipation of the post. Delivered during the morning it was handed out at lunchtime; the anxiety of waiting to hear one’s name being read … Continue reading

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Blackberry picking

  The summer has disappeared under a growing pile of books; loose pages of notes filed under the ‘free-flow’ system have formed a giant trip-hazard…my dissertation has become a living creature, haunting me night and day. The walks to physically … Continue reading

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Another month….another year….missing Lillibulero

Another month….another year.  All the cliches about time flying found a place to gel this evening; a prematurely early start this morning meant the inevitable sleepy evening. Husband got stuck into ‘Wallander’ whilst I switched myself off….being the Swedish version … Continue reading

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The Icing Hand….Happy Birthday Tony Harrison

April 30th…a poet is born. I wonder how Tony’s baker father celebrated the arrival of his son?  77 years ago Tony Harrison made his first, newborn sounds; did his mother know she had brought a new poet into the world? … Continue reading

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