Category Archives: Children

Slimes of Passion

Some weeks ago I started to notice blobs of candy-pink sludge in the bottom of cups… The outbreak spread to larger food containers, before regularly plaguing all three sinks in the house… Then my shaving foam started moving about. Tackling … Continue reading

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CRACK!

It’s never too late to learn, and it’s always worth a try… Two good mottoes – exemplified by the resounding crack my neck gave this morning; as something which feels like it’s been out of place since the mid 1990s … Continue reading

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Green Shoots

Spring feels like it’s almost here. Green shoots, buds, birds twittering – and the sun high enough in the sky, yesterday, to get over the building line; lighting up and warming a corner the quadrangle where I work. I stood … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

A simple but profound insight from both the Arbinger Institute and Chris Croft; time is much better spent making things go well in the first place, than trying to correct them when they’ve gone wrong. Simply said. Harder done. But when … Continue reading

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Movin’ on up

I had my first cup of proper filter coffee made for me by my daughter this morning; and enjoyed two sophisticated and very funny gags at each end of the day from my son. Me and my girl went on … Continue reading

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Train of thought

‘The train of thought refers to the interconnection in the sequence of ideas expressed during a connected discourse or thought, as well as the sequence itself, especially in discussion; and how this sequence leads from one idea to another.’ Our … Continue reading

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Laughter; the best medicine 

  I’m more a man for observational humour than for jokes; but perhaps the joke has been on me… British humour tends to the downbeat. Ironic, sarcastic and even cynical – there’s always the risk of us talking everything down. … Continue reading

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Peace in our time

After some months of high emotion, major change, turbulence and anxiety; this morning I woke up knackered – but at peace. My other half greeted me, observing I looked like ‘death warmed up’; sleepy, unshaven and generally out of it as … Continue reading

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Rain rain – when you go away…

The wettest holiday ever – well nearly; that was in Biarritz a decade and a bit ago. Still two glorious sunny days in Cornwall fooled us into thinking it was summer… It then rained unremittingly, both there; and then on … Continue reading

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Aquinas – a life’s work

  Some years ago on holiday, we stayed in a French house which had a multi-volume set of philosophy books. Of all the great philosophers of history only Aristotle and Aquinas merited three entire volumes; which was reassuring – I … Continue reading

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