Monthly Archives: February 2017


Hug – what an unlovely sounding word for a lovely action. Derived from the Norwegian word ‘hugga’ – which sounds better. Amazing what that second syllable will do! I think a hug is one of the most beautiful gestures we … Continue reading

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Cold Hand Luke

Some years ago as part of a program inaugurated by our local library, I volunteered to read to an elderly lady who was losing her sight.  After some initial reservations due to my English accent, we settled into a comfortable … Continue reading

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