The work of a glorious spring day is done; the dog has been walked; the dishes are drying; the floor has been mopped. Time to put my pragmatic side to bed and indulge the romantic in me for a while because if you can’t abandon yourself to love poems on today of all days, when … More Marking the occasion
Regardless of whether you made any New Year resolutions or not, and whether or not any of your resolutions made it to this last day of January, remember February’s as good a place as any to begin again. Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make … More As January takes its bow…
The Christmases rip around quick enough…only the minutes are rugged. – Edna O’Brien Another year I’m not sorry to say goodbye to. These past few months have been defined by sad news and sadder losses, including the death of my father-in-law – a true and faithful gentleman and role model of honour. For several of … More Farewell, Fourteen!
This week’s selection is a little bit romantic. Let me first present to you a musical offering: the Swedish composer Jan Sandstrom’s beautiful work for trombone and piano, Sang Till Lotta, played here by the amazing Peter Moore. Moore played the piece as one of his selections in the BBC Young Musician of the Year … More Sunday Miscellany Vol. 2
Benison (noun) – a blessing, esp oral, or benediction. ‘The autumn sunshine was a benison, which could not be expected to last’ Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James
Tonight I joined a newly founded bookclub, a flyer for which I saw in the local library. I’ve been a member of another bookclub for over a year now and it’s been so much fun that it was impossible to resist the temptation to join another more local one. Before I joined a bookclub, much … More Bookclub bravery
‘Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.’ – Victor Hugo