Tag Archives: gratitude

Blog 129 – 1.4.20. Food, glorious food…

It’s niece H’s 26th birthday. I sent her a birthday card with an Edward Hopper painting on the front. Hopper is fantastically good at painting silence and isolation…yet somehow, to me, his paintings aren’t sad, exactly. I think they somehow … Continue reading

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Blog 127 – 27.3.20. Flatten the curve…

No doubt others will have described this similarly…but as a young lady from the local children’s nursery said (before lockdown),  ..’This is mad! It’s surreal! I feel like I’ve suddenly stumbled onto a movie set’.  She was clearly both excited … Continue reading

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Blog 106 – 12.6.18. The end is just about nigh….

No….this is not my week. I haven’t had my week for some…weeks. I’m snappy and unpleasant…because things are not going to plan.

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Blog 105 – 1.6.18. Like Beirut….

I remember from my youth that untidy teenage bedrooms, car pile ups, dodgy council estates or any chaotic situation would be described as ‘like living in Beirut’…i.e. a war zone….

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Blog 101 – 14.1.18. Well, isn’t that just Great?…

It’s not so cold in London, just now. Apparently we’re due for a bit of sleet. We live in an old and somewhat draughty Victorian house with cold ceramic-tiled floors…soon to be remedied with underfloor heating. In the 1940s, after … Continue reading

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Blog 94 – 29.9.17. Camino 3 – God Save the Queen…

Among the pilgrims there’s lots of talk about the best way to prevent pain…I’m using boots that feel comfortable and are a size bigger than normal to give sweating/expansion room, plus cushioned socks. Also, apparently baby-soft feet are the thing … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 67 – 1.1.15. That was a good year, that was.

On 31st Dec 1969, I remember thinking that it was pretty awesome that we were moving into a whole new decade… and then that got me thinking about the year 2000….when it would surely be like 2001 A Space Odyssey… … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 66 – 23.12.14..It’s a Wonderful life

Does anyone know why there is a crow on the counter of the Bailey Building & Loan offices in It’s a Wonderful Life? I think this is one of the reasons why the young couple near to us at the … Continue reading

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Achilles Blog 63 – 25.11.14 Ain’t we got it made?

I have a way to go before I fully trust my leg on the slippery, wet leaves covering all our pavements right now. Now I understand the hesitance of the elderly…it’s a sad and scary thing to lose faith in … Continue reading

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