On Friday I helped a friend move house. Me and at least 12 other people gave the time and energy that we could. It was hot, so hot. We sweated and heaved, scratched our heads at ratchet traps and worked together to safely lift sofas and beds, chairs and wardrobes in and out.
And I … Read more
You can never be lonely (with a worm)
I remember years ago, I went for a walk with an old friend.
We met somewhere beautiful.
But I don’t remember much because I was so consumed by the story I was telling him. I remember the story, of heart ache, loneliness. The usual. I remember I went on and on.
Occasionally he would point … Read more
#No mow May
May. Already. How is that possible?
The days are so much longer and the birds are joyous.
Today we had sun and rain and there were pretty little orange-tip butterflies on the Lady’s-smock which is growing in the wilder parts of the garden.
Since the spring of the pandemic I have decided to hand over … Read more
Alarm – 23 April 2023 at 3pm BST – what does this mean?
Tomorrow, or today or on Sunday 23rd April 2023 (depending when you are reading) the UK’s emergency alarm system will be tested for the first time. Unless you turn off your phone completely. Or put it on airplane mode. Or take the battery out. Or turn off the notifications.
When we went to Iceland … Read more
Kindness and trees
Walking down the church path with a friend,
we bump in to her friends
and talk of this and that
until we bump into each other’s faith,
one this, and one that,
and I stop and breathe,
‘my religion is kindness and trees’
I say, and on reflection,
that is more than enough.… Read more
We are well
We are well
life carries on
Gratitude for friends
work that flexes
home that snuggles
food which nurtures
bodies that work
a school that cares
a cat who has accompanied and played
medics to mend
the women in the plaster room who worked together to secure the wound
I … Read more