Monthly Archives: July 2011

Riding without a Handbrake


I love animals. This is no secret but some are more disconcerting than others. Stroking a Lion, though not impossible, would fill me with unease, and I would be careful not to have a bottle of ketchup on my person … Continue reading

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Openly Anonymous


A few times a week I walk along the river from my home. The view is pleasant in an organised way.Nothing left to chance, each tree is planned, but still my eye is grateful for the view. Amidst it swans … Continue reading

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A Georgian Terrace


Imagine the world of Jane Austin: a Georgian terrace sweeps round in a gentle curve with a soft green lawn laid out before it. Across the lawn nannies push prams full of  treasured young from the pampered homes of the families who employ them. … Continue reading

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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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