Category Archives: personal

We’ve been watching. Waiting. Every morning over the summer on the nursery run we’ve bid “Good Morning!” to the field; tilled earth replaced by tiny shoots of green… a sudden flourish of orange flowers… then, finally, they were here… It cannot have escaped your notice that we’ve been invaded recently by small round objects in the […]

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It’s pumpkin harvest season again, and last year by the time we got around to going to the PYO the field was bare… Thankfully the supermarket came to the rescue and with the help of some squash, my little pumpkins and I captured what was to be our last shoot in my secret shooting spot at […]

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It has been a very small and civil war. Battle lines erupted, consumed and withdrew tidally and largely unnoticed, leaving only a lightly scarred outlook almost imperceptibly weakened against the next onslaught. Even a bloodless coup demands a little flesh. The tears wept have fallen silently in the main, anguished keening of frustration more marked for being so rare, but so heartfelt. […]

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“Mummy! Come look!” he called, “Mummy, I found some treasure, see my stone!” And with that I was drawn in, and down, towards his outstretched hand, smooth shiny pebble seawater-glistening like a jewel. Through the eyes of a 4-year old, the whole world is filled with riches. It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day. So, “Arrrrrrrr!” […]

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