All the rightings

Premonitions or Dreams?

Last week I had a dream that I met one of my work colleagues carrying a pram with a baby in it. I stopped her and asked where she’d got the baby from and, while were cooing over the baby … Continue reading → ...
Morning Sunshine

Morning Sunshine

I love the sunshine through the lounge curtains first thing in the morning. It’s a vibrant, warm glow full of energy. We haven’t seen a lot of sunshine recently and this morning it was a more than welcome sight to … Continue reading → ...

Getting It Writ

I’m trying to write a short story for the Get it Writ competition as part of the Essex Book Festival 2013. A story in 500 words sounds a bit of a challenge so I thought I’d have a go but I’m not getting … Continue reading → ...

Questions Only The Birds Can Answer

The familiar sight of a line of geese flying in a ‘V’ formation led me to thinking about why they do this and whether the birds are aware of what they are doing. The birds behind the leader are flying … Continue reading → ...

Roots – Knowledge or DNA?

Some years back I visited Kenya and Tanzania. I had never been before – although I had spoken at length to someone who lived in Kenya during the 60s and left when he was 16 – and I had no … Continue reading → ...
Richard III at The Globe

Richard III at The Globe

Had a wonderful day out with my man on Sunday just gone – not that every day isn’t wonderful with him. Starting with the Alan Turing exhibition at the Science Museum – very interesting and poignant, the man was way ahead of … Continue reading → ...
Thames Sailing Barge “British Empire”

Thames Sailing Barge “British Empire”

About 15 years ago I got involved with a group of people intent on restoring the Thames Sailing Barge “British Empire”. For various reasons the endeavour didn’t work and the idea folded. At the time I distinctly remember visiting the … Continue reading → ...
Dartmoor

Dartmoor

Dartmoor was amazing; spectacular and wildly beautiful. We arrived with the best weather you could imagine for March. Nights were cold, mornings were foggy and days were hazy in the distance but unseasonably warm. Walks along the Teign Gorge and … Continue reading → ...

A Church and a Community Shop

While we were in the Museum of Power we picked up a leaflet about the local community shop in Langford. It’s housed in St. Giles’s church! A local lady entered a competition a few years ago answering the question, ‘If … Continue reading → ...

Things Done and Things To Do

Much has happened since my last entry here. Stephen moved in on December 14th as planned and we have now unpacked and sorted a large amount of belongings. It’s amazing how much you can squirrel away in a small space. … Continue reading → ...