Category Archives: Books & Writing

Woolly Thoughts (with apologies to William Henry Davies) It used to be, when sleep was hard to find We turned to silly sheep to help us stare Into the dark and they, obligingly, climbed In unending line before our eyes. … Continue reading

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Family Search – June 2017

Some of you reading this will know that one of my pastimes is genealogy. I am using this post to seek information from descendants of Leslie Daniel Sayer, b 1915 near Winchester, Hants, UK. Leslie’s wife was named Valerie. Some … Continue reading

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Curves – 2

Life moves in circles – well if not true circles then certainly in curves where experiences meet and part only to sweep around and meet again. I suppose you could call them coincidences but – I wonder sometimes. I grew … Continue reading

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Curves – 1

An artist once told me there are no straight lines in Nature; from the universe to the nano-world of quarks and beyond, nature moves in ellipses. Well, life is like that too. It’s a year since I wrote about a … Continue reading

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Wrong!

I finished reading The Crow Trap last night. I did not pinpoint the villain. The clues were there – not obvious perhaps, certainly not to me so I got it wrong!! The reveal was clever and unexpected – a  good … Continue reading

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Another Absence

Once again I’ve been absent from writing for some weeks. In my last post I mentioned a late snowfall. Oh, that it had never happened! I slipped on  ice hidden beneath a deceptive veneer of melt-water and managed to break … Continue reading

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Farewell

Cold Hand Luke has served his purpose. Last Monday, my friend May finally achieved her wish and moved to a better place. Considerate for others to the end, May waited until her older daughter could come home to say goodbye … Continue reading

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