Category Archives: Out and about

Sir Galahad is a worry

Galahad suffered a seizure today, one that lasted eight minutes and brought a rushed journey to the vet. It seems my sister’s white terrier has a canine form of epilepsy. Guinevere, Galahad’s companion, would be devastated if anything happened to … Continue reading

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The internet means our town is a backwater no more

“Oh, Langport, it’s a very nice place. It’s full of lovely shops.” My colleague’s comment was perfectly accurate, my home town is a very nice place and it is full of lovely shops, but it was not always thus. In … Continue reading

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Rootedness

Spending a few minutes at the grave of my grandparents, I wandered through Huish Episcopi churchyard. There are headstones that still have the capacity to make me stop, people who were old in my memory, but who died at an … Continue reading

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Shortening miles

Leaving the school at Burnham after the meeting, I put “home” into Google maps. It told me that I would reach High Ham in thirty-three minutes. It was just before five o’clock and the traffic would be busy, there would … Continue reading

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Dogged travelling

Mid-afternoon at West Wick roundabout: the approaching weather front with its snow-laden clouds had meant staff had been advised to leave school early. Perhaps it was the early departure that meant seeing the motor cyclist, perhaps he went through the … Continue reading

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