So last week I wrote about poetry and the risk it felt in writing it. I wrote nobly about how failure would be good for me as it wasn’t all about grades. Which was alright to say when I hadn’t had a grade back. But now I have. And I don’t like it.
It isn’t … Read more
It’s all about where you look
So, there I am, driving to work through glorious countryside, a golden sun rising across dewy hills. I stop to take a sharp right turn up a steep hill and shift into first gear, which crunches a bit, but it is only when I try to reverse to park that I realise my gears are … Read more
Day of the Dead – Samhain
It is very strange to find that some of my best friends are the same age that my mother was when she died. Not only does it, yet again, remind me just how ridiculously young she was when she died, but also, how we are all ageing.
I remember my Nonna saying how hard it … Read more
I don’t really know what to think about the Queen’s death…
I don’t really know what I think about the Queen’s death
apart from how old I am,
how time passes,
how lost they look,
how everything ends
how like Ozymandias,
nothing will remain.
I don’t know how I feel about the Queen’s death
..except that I feel as I do when,
with … Read more
We are nearly at the end of our third round of watching Friends.
Yes, all the series, all the episodes, nearly three times.
The first time was about 4 years ago, then we watched again during the pandemic, and then we started again as my eldest started to move away from home. It’s what … Read more
A swoosh of feet
we run to the sea
inhaling as tummies are circled in waves.
I reach and swim,
pulling through the water,
sand ridges guiding me.
A swoop of silver fish
ripple past me,
I surface to shout the others
to look see!
Look … Read more