Monthly Archives: August 2011

Love and Wonder

Who is that person? The more I know her or him the less I  know them. And their mystery deepens as we love them. You couldn’t make us up, as old hacks say about facts which confound the invention of … Continue reading

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Time Past – 13

Just William From the BFMS Forum, July 2, 2009 ‘Love is all,’ warbled Violet Elizabeth. The song announced the arrival of William Brown’s least favourite female acquaintance – although the spoilt and bullying, pompous and self-pitying Hubert Lane was in … Continue reading

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Paradise and Shrapnel

Thinking of memories and their relevance in old age my mind drifts back to inventive days in childhood. The inventions were miniature bombs, actually. In the 1940s, with the war still on or just ended, we primary school youngsters prized … Continue reading

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Treading Water

There’s something about the light in August. It’s richer, more soft. It carries with it the mellowness of the summer months now  past. It’s the same with sea at our English coasts. Its cold does not bite as it did … Continue reading

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Cycling Home

We went out for lunch, five of us, three generations, to the pub by the weir, of which I’ve written in earlier posts. In a fortnight, all being well, we’ll be spending a couple of days by the sea. Through … Continue reading

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Briefly ….

My apologies to anyone calling up this blog and finding nothing new on it, but for the moment I don’t think there’s anything new to say. That’s not for any bad reason. It’s just slowed naturally to a halt. More … Continue reading

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Time Past – 12

Close Harmony – or Not From the BFMS Forum (edited) November 15, 2009 An agreeable hour or so spent, but not long enough, sorting out piles of old sheet music and many memories this brought back. A copy of the … Continue reading

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A Rectory and Street Lamps

In my mind’s eye a priest sits in his study. He’s already retired but is helping out in the parish. He’s helping me. I am in turmoil. We’ve not long moved into the area. It is in a North London … Continue reading

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By the Seaside

We’ve a black and white photograph from 1968. It shows our family at Eastbourne. Mrs Llew and I are seated in deckchairs, while our small daughters potter on the sand. I am stripped to the waist but  wear long trousers. … Continue reading

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Sweet Peas and Shakespeare

The cut glass tankard contains sweet pea flowers. The July sun shines on them. In the garden, yellow hollyhocks lean to catch the light.  Here, in our sitting room, it gleams on a vase of carnations, pink and beginning to fade … Continue reading

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