Monthly Archives: June 2012

At Lunch

I went to see a very old man today. I used to drive him to and from our local Day Centre. I called, by arrangement, at his Care Home, and he wasn’t there. He was ‘at lunch’ the staff tactfully … Continue reading

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‘Late June’

Time to re-read my favourite poem; it is by Edward Thomas (1878-1917): ADLESTROP Yes, I remember Adlestrop – The name, because one afternoon Of heat the express-train drew up there Unwontedly. It was late June. The steam hissed. Someone cleared … Continue reading

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Market Day

Where I live, every Tuesday is market day. For years,  in my role as a volunteer, I would  pass the traders  as I drove our members to the town’s Day Centre, a much valued local charity. ‘It’s a lovely day for the … Continue reading

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Evening Sun

Nearly nine o’clock in the evening and the sun dazzles as it shines into our back bedroom, leaving, on the walls, shadow squares  from the window frames. Earlier Mrs Llew was in the garden reading. She wore a soft summer … Continue reading

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A Thank You

My thanks to Churchmouse Campanologist for the hospitality of his Blog, where he posted a guest piece from me on Friday. It can be found at http://churchmousec.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/guest-post-llewetons-smoke-and-fire/ It deals with the controversy surrounding what has been called ‘recovered memory’.

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Sun and Croquet

I look round my garden, loving so many things in it yet aware of mortality. Paradise is said to be a garden. In my garden last weekend I enjoyed a merry game of croquet in the sun, with my granddaughter, … Continue reading

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A Wild Rose

There is a graceful arc of pale pink wild roses on the by-pass, at the end of my road. A child could walk under it. Beyond, a dense cluster of briar and hawthorn covers a triangle of land by the … Continue reading

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