Monthly Archives: July 2011

Dealing with Sheep


Some years ago I used to have a small-holding which I ran along side my normal day job. This was a great thing as it meant we were surrounded by animals, which as every young girl knows is the basic … Continue reading

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Her Spirit Fills the Room


The house in which they live is ordinary by any standards. Nothing special at the gate and furniture assembled out of need: not out of taste. Inside this home they live their lives, unremarkable by any count and beset by … Continue reading

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Being Mr Perfect


Each day she climbs from bed complaining of tiredness and looks at the wreckage   displayed before her in the mirror… Somehow she must move from this to that smart focused exterior she presents to the outside world in order to survive. Her manner … Continue reading

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After the Applause has Gone


Some rower sets off from his childhood to cross the Atlantic of his life.  The crowds gather to applaud his beauty,courage and the adventure before him. He is moved by the numbers of people who are  there and pulls strongly on his … Continue reading

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Six Simple steps to Perfect Happiness


Sometimes on my voyage through here I read about self-help books or articles. Some titles are more arresting than others. I have even glanced at a few and it’s fair to say that you can find a few nuggets of … Continue reading

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Tea and Biscuits


I knew a lady , old  and  proud. Money was in short supply but from her dress and demeanor that would never show.  She never  complained . She had little but   her privacy and  guarded it closely. What her life … Continue reading

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Packing


You know that feeling when it’s all gone wrong again. The second person you were with seemed so different from the first but strangely as time progressed seemed to act more like the person you last knew, having been so … Continue reading

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