Category Archives: Personal

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Saying goodbye

It’s a month since we lost him. It’s not the same as losing a child in a busy shopping centre or even a pet who wanders off. Forget the agony of the McCanns, always searching for Madeline or the posters … Continue reading

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Post Script

In the aftermath of coming to the end of the life of this blog, I have been resting, praying and feeling my way forward. After a l-o-n-g winter, early spring is now on the doorstep, so this is simply a … Continue reading

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Write out!

It’s the last day of November – of course I have to write today! ┬áThe calendar is going to change, that new month feeling coming round again – look back, look forward, set my face… #daftwoman. But you know by … Continue reading

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Procrastination

Here we are at the end of November with Christmas just round the corner. My hands smell of mouldy wood where I have been filling the log basket and stoking the fire – I lit it early today: if I … Continue reading

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Pass the parcel

What do you do when you are given a present – you know, a proper one wrapped in shiny, coloured paper? ┬áBunches of flowers and bottles in bags count too, of course, but the ones that you can’t guess are … Continue reading

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Nice new November

It’s the 1st again so I am full of that ‘clean canvas energy’ feeling again, determined to post an update before the end of the day. Yes – I’ve been here before, of course: in October I was starting the … Continue reading

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