The first seven weeks…

So, how is 2018 for you so far? Some small triumphs? Some big positives? And, for some, of course, there will have been loss and sadness. Sorry. The world rolls round, our nervousness about the Korean peninsular slightly eased by the Winter Olympics; Brexit continuing to breed uncertainty and division, in the UK, Ireland andContinue reading “The first seven weeks…”

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A weekend tonic

The year of 2016 has not been the easiest (in particular, two bereavements) so Kathie and I decided a weekend away with our dog Roscoe would do us the world of good – and so it proved. Since we left London in 2010 we have tried to visit at least one new Orkney island eachContinue reading “A weekend tonic”

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48 Hours: postscript

In my previous post, “48 Hours: my father and I”, I wrote about the unexpected death of my father in hospital on Easter Sunday. I had travelled to Lincolnshire to care for him on his expected release from hospital but that was not how it worked out.This post adds some thoughts on what happened inContinue reading “48 Hours: postscript”

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A rubbish blog

Yes, this will be a rubbish blog. Or, more precisely, a blog about rubbish. Oh no, you groan, what’s the boring old fart moaning about now? Well, I think we live in a beautiful world. Yes, many awful things happen but I believe there is great beauty in us and around us and that weContinue reading “A rubbish blog”

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