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Minimised

No call today or yesterday in fact nothing for over a week. It’s not that I’m expecting the call – not that I think it’s my right. More that I know, if they’re minimised then some poor soul’s lost their … Continue reading

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Fish Pie is off dear…

The day after…once again I have ‘day after lag’. Yesterday I drove the furthest I have for probably 6 years, to Hailsham and back to celebrate my Mum’s 80th birthday. That I could do this at all is a minor … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry – a triolet

When another soldier dies I always think about their kids, their mothers, fathers, husbands, wives . When another soldier dies what arc of pain from that demise – so many lives that hit the skids when another soldier dies. I … Continue reading

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I wish we could have sung for her…

It was a fitting day for it, sun shining bright and hard in a flinty sky. The bitter wind chilled hands so they could be warmed by ‘why do we only meet at funeral’ handshakes.   Gentle words spoken, memories … Continue reading

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End of Days

Think of the colour of dusk On a stormy February day- The bruised sky, pained, worn, drawn. That is the colour of your coma. Forget-me-never eyes Hidden beneath tissue thin Putty blue lids, quivering Shivering with who knows what dreams. … Continue reading

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Beginnings, middles and ends – not what you think…

Today I have been forced by events to think about births. And miracles. I am surrounded by friends celebrating imminent or new grandmother-ship. For most this has been as uneventful as such a wonderful event can be. Occasionally though, something … Continue reading

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Right place, wrong time.

Virginia Water on a sunny, though still chilly, Sunday morning is a sight to behold. The water shines like silver in the sun, dotted with water birds, busy and full of self importance as they bustle about. Dogs, invariably retriever/labrador … Continue reading

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Happy 24th February -because it feels like spring

It’s happened again and what’s more, I noticed. Like many other bloggers, diarists and commentators on life, I want to mark the day. Today is the day that I noticed that Spring is on its way. The sun is so … Continue reading

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Burnt toast, lost dog Sunday

Not the best day so far. The house smells of burnt toast, a seemingly impossible small to eradicate. Not a calamity, but more a sign of things to come. The two computers in use in the house seem intent on … Continue reading

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Twiddles and Tweets

I have found that it is entirely possible to spend the whole day fiddling with blogs and tweets and facebook walls. Linking them and making them look pretty is a consuming pastime but I need to remember the reason I … Continue reading

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