Monthly Archives: July 2012

Pigeons on a Roof

Who shall judge us?  This thought occurs to me as I reflect on my previous post about the two old men, who at a great hospital covering the area of a large village, could only find a place to light … Continue reading

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‘While there’s a country lane’

Some readers have been kind enough to express their appreciation of the sense of England  and its landscape and maybe its traditions which have been evoked here and there in my posts. Indeed I’ve learned more about my own feelings … Continue reading

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A Glass of Wine

Reading Mrs Llew’s letters detailing our life together nearly 50 years ago is like lifting the curtain on a stage set. Here, in the theatre, we wait in the near darkness. Then the curtain rises – and, yes, behold: brilliance, … Continue reading

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Pottering

We’re pottering in the garden. It’s stopped raining for a moment during this wearisome summer of very unseasonable weather. Mrs Llew is meticulous in the way she trims the edges of what we call a lawn. I’m not ashamed – … Continue reading

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Moments out of Time

I’m in a hotel room. There are french windows and a balcony outside. Over nearby rooftops I catch a glimpse of the sea.  There’s a swimming pool below my room and, across the road, a steep, dark green, wooded hill. … Continue reading

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The Rain Stopped

A quiet Sunday afternoon. I’m  alone, in the garden. For an hour or two there has been sun: a gentle warmth and some blue sky. A small, private aircraft chugs along overhead. Here it’s so quiet that it’s like a … Continue reading

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Another Pause

I think the themes  which have been at the source of this blog, really have run their course. I think it was probably at its best in the earlier posts. I’ll leave it open, but apologies if  nothing new appears. With … Continue reading

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