Category Archives: The stuff of daily life

Coming back from a break

You get back from a week away and you could predict what the post would be. A couple of flyers from local takeaways, a leaflet from a useless politician, an advertising brochure for cruises (seriously, do I look like someone … Continue reading

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A canine crutch

Galahad sat at the top of the stairs looking glum, his master has returned to sea and is currently somewhere off of the north coast of Scotland. Simple things make Galahad happy, sitting in the front of the car and … Continue reading

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Sitting at the back

Pleasant rays of paschal sunshine warmed the medieval building. The clear leaded glass of the south side of the nave has filtered eight centuries of light. It is more than half a century since a scrawny undersized schoolboy first sat … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a daughter’s birthday

16th April 1993 was a Friday. It was a busy evening in the parish.  The Mothers’ Union branch in the parish were holding their annual sale in the parochial hall at 6.30 pm. At 9 pm, the hall would be … Continue reading

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Age does weary him

Drifting in and out of a sleep, I woke with a start as the wheels touched the tarmac of the runway at Bristol Airport. Disorientated by the doze, I was not sure of the day, nor where I was going. … Continue reading

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