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…in mind of Maya Angelou

I looked out of the window this afternoon at a leaden sky and was immediately reminded of the first lines of Maya Angelou’s poem ‘Greyday’… ‘The day hangs heavy Loose and grey…’ …and the afternoon did indeed feel loose and … Continue reading

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Drizzle

I love rain – real horizontal rain, but drizzle! Drizzle by contrast is grey and invasive. It creeps in and dampens your hair and your shoulders before you even realise its raining at all. It lurks in the grey air … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Garden

Affectionately tagged PiG, Poetry in the Garden for 2014 begins on 6th Aug at 1.30 in the writing garden in Surrey. I have already ordered the weather to be fine but not too hot so we can keep our focus … Continue reading

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Today the garden is pink

  Today the garden is pink. Early summer is the best time for my garden as there is still enough moisture in the sandy soil to keep everything looking fresh. I can even kid myself that the I have a … Continue reading

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and after the goldfish…?

I am pleased to report that the saggy bags under my eyes are holding up well. I can downface-dog and shoulder-bridge with the best of them and still see what is going on. But what, I wonder does the future … Continue reading

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Goldfish in the beauty parlour ?

For several weeks now I have been dismayed during the pilates class. Initially my discomfort was caused by a complete inability to engage my stomachs (well – only one, but a casual observer may be fooled into thinking there were … Continue reading

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