So, back in the day when I thought I could plan things, one of the intentions for the sabbatical was to think about evening services, and specifically, to learn a bit about what others are doing in the evenings. Therefore, I, completely unscientifically, contacted various friends with a short set of questions. And because I… Continue reading A Sabbatical is not a holiday….a task yet undone!
I’ve just got my latest essay back, and it would be fair to say that I am disappointed with the mark. (as, it appears from the comments, is the marker….”this is elegantly written, but unfortunately I must give it a low mark”…) I have managed to write a history essay rather than a literary one,… Continue reading On reading the question….
I’ve been a bit silent, I know. It was my post-Easter trip away. We went North, and it was wonderful – though my capacity to fall asleep every moment I sat down (or to have to struggle not to!) made me a less than ideal house-guest. Though, at least I was a quiet one! I… Continue reading
Good Friday is not supposed to be an easy day – and it’s not. I don’t know what to do with it, or how to make sense of it. But I am grateful for those whose poetic skills give shape to the chaos. And so two sections of poems. First ll39-56 of The Dream of… Continue reading Grateful for those who provide the words…
I sat down to write this this evening, and discovered I had been logged out. And, worse, the password that I had so carefully noted down was rejected. Well! So, ok, it’s easy enough to change the password, and the very fact I am writing this now shows that even after a long day, and… Continue reading “You are not recognised…”
Tomorrow, I will wear two poppies, one red and one white. For several years, I have done this for several years, usually for the few days leading up to Remembrance Sunday, and on the Sunday itself. This year, the issue has got so complex, that I decided only for the service. See, I read this;… Continue reading Two poppies
…hoping you’re not getting too bored! If you are, please ignore… We spent part of a day at the Colosseum. It was really interesting. And really full! Despite this photo, taken by Beloved Other, it was heaving. Which presumably is as near as I am going to get to the full historic experience. Many –… Continue reading More on Rome…