Category Archives: Reflections on life (and death)

2020: enough (what?)

So here we are in 2020, and I have more than enough ideas about what I want to do this year, all of them positive (ie focussing on taking on things rather than giving things up). I’ll write a review … Continue reading

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2020: Enough!

Still feeling in ‘holiday mode’, I think I can stretch the Happy New Year greeting to you to today.  I wish for you and us all the very best in this scary time. For the first time I can recall, … Continue reading

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Do what you can with what you (already) have

By the time you get to my stage in life (early 60s), with a life of largely good fortune and hard work behind me, I already have most of the things I could want.  I am  (well, we are) in … Continue reading

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Six good things (not) on Saturday (October 2019)

Well it would have been 5 on Friday, then moved to 6 on Saturday; 6 on Sunday.  And still I hadn’t finished writing.  I have now.  It may not alliterate but at least it’s finished.   Because heaven knows in … 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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Resist!

I don’t normally do overtly political stuff here, but these are desperate times.  We have an unelected Prime Minister, a ‘Government’ stuffed full of unprincipled people, and now Parliament has been suspended. Regardless of your views of Brexit, I hope … 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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