Monthly Archives: January 2012

Nightingale

There’s been a lot of rain. But in the early hours, despite the weather, a lone bird sings outside my window. There’s such hope in that. Recently I heard a second World War BBC recording of a nightingale, in a … Continue reading

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For now ….

Still becalmed here. Still reflective. This sequence may have come to a halt  Life goes on though. That’s a bit of a surprise, at my age. I’ll post if anything occurs to me. My best wishes to those who read … Continue reading

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Just an Update

There’s nothing reflective or peaceful about my mood at the moment. I find myself deeply involved with current issues and controversies. Hence the recent pause in my posts. It’s encouraging, I suppose, that while I thought, when starting this sequence … Continue reading

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Secret Valley

I’ve been reading Priscilla Napier’s verse documentary ‘Plymouth in War’ because, although I was very young, I remember that seaport during the blitz of 1940-1941. The poem is very moving and captures the spirit of the time and the people … Continue reading

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A Quiet Paradise

Mrs Llew looked out of our front window today, with a murmur of pleasure at what she saw. ‘Yellow flowers’, she said. ‘Crocuses? I asked.  Yes, that’s what they were. Actually she is the gardener in our household. She’s just … Continue reading

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Time Past – 17

From the BFMS Forum Google Group (edited) December 10, 2008: Bel Canto Fifty years ago the Naafi coach was travelling through the night. In the dark villages the pub windows glowed warmly but we were on our way back to … Continue reading

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Light and Piped Music

A wooden cross stands above the square tower of our town church. As I drive down to the river which borders it the sky is gold in the afternoon sun. The cross  stands out against the dazzling background. Winter fields … Continue reading

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