Category Archives: 60th year

Whatever next?

Like many, I’ve been pondering what if anything I personally can do to counter the growing sense of powerlessness in an increasingly challenging domestic and world political context. That’s not an easy thing to do, in the face of so … Continue reading

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Hitting 60

One of my mother-in-law’s favourite sayings was that “age doesn’t come on it’s own”, and maybe she was right.  In my case it comes with a whole lot of paper and tests.  Though I know I am very fortunate in … Continue reading

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Licensed to wear purple

You may have come across Jenny Joseph’s poem ‘Warning’, and if not, you probably know the first line: “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple…” Well I don’t know whether at 60 I am now an old … Continue reading

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60 years

Well, the Big Weekend arrived.  I was very excited about my birthday, and about the plan to celebrate it in a place we’ve been to several times before, with both the boys and both the girls – a house in … Continue reading

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Crochet: time for the next challenge

So – at the start of this year I promised myself that I would re-learn to crochet, and more specifically that I would learn how to do a ripple blanket. Which I did, with the expert and brilliant help of … Continue reading

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Cousin Cousine

Once again we managed to get together, never easy as there are quite a few of us and we all lead busy lives.  We had to set the date back in June to be sure of finding one.  Some couldn’t make … Continue reading

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Welcome, September! I’m ready for you

Oh I love September – such a time of promise, of renewal, of fresh starts.  Of course, new terms and academic years.  But also (Jewish) New Year*. We’re just home from a lovely, relaxing, restorative holiday, which we booked back … Continue reading

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