Category Archives: Inspirations

In the time of the virus: day 97

Sunday again.  Plans for an afternoon garden get-together were abandoned, for several reasons but the main one was the very changeable weather.  Tea in the garden not such an appealing proposition when it’s intermittently pouring with horizontal rain then sunshiny … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 79

Today has been a really enjoyable, productive  and satisfying day. I got several jobs done around the house, including a long-overdue tidy of the room where I go to sew.  Though I still can’t find my pinking shears.  Bright orange, … Continue reading

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In the time of the virus: day 5

A mini-duvet day for me today.  I slept badly last night, and woke up with a bad headache and generally feeling under par.  I spent most of today in my bedroom, keeping my distance from everyone just in case.  I … Continue reading

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Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again

I know, this has been a bruising time for many of us, and will continue to be so for many many more.  It’s important to take some time for ourselves to grieve over what might have been. But after that, … Continue reading

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Giving and receiving

At different times in our lives we both give and receive.  Sometimes one dominates.  This felt particularly true for us when our children were young adults starting to find their way in the world at the same time as our … Continue reading

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Making community

Community doesn’t just come about by itself.  We have to make it happen. We make it happen every time we say hello to a neighbour (whether or not we already know them). We make it happen when we take the … Continue reading

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Choose hope

Seen around and about in recent weeks.  In Bristol, Bath and Gloucester (not necessarily in that order).  Enjoy. ♥ ♥ Choose hope ♥♥♥

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Poetry and cities, in March

In these increasingly difficult times, sometimes poetry can bring us hope, or inspire us, or  express how we are feeling. We can go looking for it, but occasionally it just comes looking for us. Bristol – on the side of the … Continue reading

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Two shoes, one shoe

Once upon a time I needed to buy myself some new shoes (last autumn, to be precise).  My lymphoedema foot and leg no longer fitted into my existing shoes or boots.  I was advised to stick to sturdy lace-ups, and … Continue reading

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Going Dutch in Delft

I have a backlog of semi-drafted posts from earlier this year.  I’m planning to work my way through them.  This is the first – from April this year.  It took 35 years or so for us to get to the … Continue reading

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