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Saying goodbye, the healing power of Phillia and a long walk

“I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant has thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.” Samuel 11. Chapter 1. David’s lament on the death of Jonathan expresses in exquisite … Continue reading

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The miracle of spring, walking in Norfolk and Eva’s first love

Friends have asked me to repeat this quote that I found on the Camino….. “I want no rites in a darkened room. Why cry for a soul set a free?” This is the garden my husband gave me for my … Continue reading

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Walks on the not so wild side, happy children, trying to keep it together and a thought for the day…..

Thought for the day:- We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the … Continue reading

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Home: green on green and maybe a new adventure?

I have just locked doors and closed blinds and am now flopped on my worn but comfortable sofa. The kitchen is a comforting tip, lived in and loved. But as I locked the front door and looked over the meadow … Continue reading

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Days 37 and 38: Herrerias to O’ Cebreiro

Well I was warned that it was an upward and onward day and certainly the going was tough, not just for a little old lady like me but even the young were having to take it all extremely slowly, with … Continue reading

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21.12.14. A handy escape from Christmas

The family shoot was a glorious occasion, the day bright, cold, crisp, and extremely windy which made for fast, high, and challenging birds………… the black tie dinner was a riot, lots of fun, laughter, and yes – booze (and good food). … Continue reading

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13.11.14 An old dog goes home, a visit from a daughter and grandson and the Harrogate show

We took our beloved dog Fable to the vets yesterday and didn’t bring her home, just a rather worn collar and a brand new lead (why did I buy a new lead for her? I just don’t know) This poem … Continue reading

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