Category Archives: Reflections on life (and death)

“Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner…..

…that I love London town.” This song from my childhood played on a loop in my head, as I walked towards and through the London Bridge and Borough area of London on Tuesday evening, just 3 days after the horrible … Continue reading

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Whatever next? – May 2017 update

It seems that much of what I’ve written this month is about the choices we make.  LISTEN So much listening to do this month, what with local (mayoral) elections and the General Election next month.  Not to mention the French … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: April

I seem not to have been paying attention – the Gap Year is over, and I didn’t spot it.  Inflation is apparently back with us – a year has inflated to 14 months.  We started in April last year by … Continue reading

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Whatever next? – April 2017 update

1. LISTEN Oh. My. Goodness. I had already written the rest of this post, but I was struggling with what to write under this heading.  I needn’t have worried.  There is now only one subject worth writing about.  The forthcoming … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: March adventure

This is getting to be a habit – an ‘adventure’ that to the outside world looks like nothing of the sort.  But maybe that’s just the point – to do things that are meaningful and different for us, regardless of … Continue reading

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‘Whatever next?’ – March 2017 update

1. LISTEN Contrasting things this month – a small personal story; and two examples of inspiring courage from terrible personal tragedy. First the small personal story.  No details because they’re not mine to tell, but I think the lesson I … Continue reading

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To sleep…..

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, feeling somewhat desperate.   Since then I have continued with the medication, been to the GP (who was very helpful), and gradually begun sleeping more.  But I decided to publish this anyway, … Continue reading

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