We are sitting in the dimmed lights, feet on warm pine floor, in a circle,
watching the flickering screen of home spun film from long ago,
(or not so long,
depending on how long you’ve lived,)
watching children like ours,
and parents like us,
playing with these cards,
this tree house,
running around this garden,… Read more
Time has passed
The damson tree which has my back,
Used to be Zap,
My first and most beloved dog who walked,
through death and childbirth,
Loyally at my feet.
The soaring fir trees were neat eggs of topiary,
The lawn was a productive vegetable bed.
The shelves I clear
As I leave
22 years behind… Read more
Time passes by
Another new year. Time has passed.
An ex student posted this photo on Facebook of us all; I had organised this 5th Form Project pony trekking for a week in Wales when I still lived in Kent. I remember how my knees hurt and the exhilaration of galloping together up hills with the wind in … Read more
It’s been a weird few weeks.
I saw my coach 2 weeks ago and had nothing really to say…it was all good. When I saw her this week I was perplexed.
I seem to have lost my drive.
I’m really happy to come home and hang out with the family. I’m enjoying having time to … Read more
Direct Connection To Make You Happy
We’ve been in Barmouth this weekend for a last glimpse of sun and sea before winter settles in.
We were lucky enough to happen upon some sheep dog trials. A muddy field, landrovers, men in wellies and tweed caps and of course border collies.
The teams of men and dog had 7 minutes to herd … Read more
Truth in Turkey
I actually still feel rested after our late arrival back from Turkey last week in spite of being back to early mornings and children who don’t want to be out of bed in time for school. The 16 loads of washing (OK, I exaggerate; but only slightly) are done and the cases are stored under … Read more