Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cricket and Wisdom

Sometimes my stick becomes a cricket bat –and as I walk on the by-pass I drive an imaginary ball to the long-off boundary or deftly steer it for four past fine-leg. When I did play cricket I hardly ever rose … Continue reading

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Time Past 18

Still on the theme of memories, it seems. Mrs Llew and I have been reading her diaries of our life and the life of our family for 2002. I looked up my journal for this month 10 years ago … … Continue reading

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Old Age and Wordsworth

I write from the heart here. Some readers have expressed their pleasure in my posts but I’m not sure there is anything left to mine in this vein. In my ‘About’ section here I say this blog is about memory: … Continue reading

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Thorns and Thistles

A crab apple tree grows by a footpath near my house. Bramble tendrils mount its top branches and hang down. They take root again in the earth below the tree. They’re long and supple, like a coachman’s whip. The ground … Continue reading

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Thatched Roofs and Pasties

The thatch slopes down to overhang the ground floor. An ancient willow grows a few yards away. Its leaves have yet to appear. There are tiny buds on the yellow fronds which cascade from its branches. The tree’s outline is dark against … Continue reading

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