Today, I am grateful; grateful for – antibiotics, church members, the way satusmas glow in the light, a working laptop, a warm bed, bacon sandwiches, absorbing books, friends who care, buses, social media to keep me in touch with friends, volunteers, chocolate, effective sanitation, Sunday evenings, people who know how to do things, kisses, silence.… Continue reading Thank you
It’s not been a quiet week here in Lake Coughalot…I have been suffering with a chest infection, and making sure that everybody around me has been suffering too. So, in order to keep the suffering to a minimum, I have been signed off and trying to stay away from people. Today, there is an organ… Continue reading In which we learn we are not indispensable…
I have bought myself new boots. My beautiful, much loved black boots finally gave up the ghost and left me bereft. So, needs must, and I found a nice pair of grey boots which fitted well. In the shop! I then wore them to walk to and around an exhibition to the British museum. By… Continue reading New boots
For various reasons, too long to discourse on in detail here, the “Seven Ages of Man” speech holds a central place in my life-story. And today, as I started back to work after a four day post-Christmas break – and, and this is the significant bit, started a new module (for which I willingly signed… Continue reading The Second Age of the Student
I was watching a TV series last night, in which “murky secrets from the past” were being uncovered. So far, so standard. It was well done, and I enjoyed it. Towards the end of the episode, one character shouted at another – a long term friend and colleague who had been involved in the “murky… Continue reading How to get it right – or not?
I made use of the Christmas present Beloved Other gave me today; today I went to a spa. With an outdoor swimming pool, it needs to be said. And yes, I did go into it. Though not for as long as many others- my excuse is that I haven’t swum for quite a while, and… Continue reading New experiences…
WordPress delighted in informing me yesterday that it was the second anniversary of starting this blog. I didn’t know that – but what intrigues me is that the conditions that finally pushed me into doing something I had been thinking about and running away from for a while are exactly reproduced this year. Although I… Continue reading Two years on