Monthly Archives: August 2011

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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Sadness and Woodsmoke

Some things pre-date sorrows. A short path winds from the bottom of our lawn to a garden shed. As Spring moved into summer the path became overgrown with cow parsley and the prolific pink flowers known as ‘Herb Robert’,  while … Continue reading

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Time Past – 11

Golden Weddings From the BFMS Forum,  November 6, 2009 (edited) Rather listlessly, I’ve been raking up leaves in the last fortnight. I own one of those blower machines but don’t get on with it. It’s heavy and makes my hearing … Continue reading

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