Tag Archives: Joy

Dog tired

He’s a lovely little fella, but phew! As predicted; a puppy is a whole lot of work. Still it’s a joyful business. And despite finding myself breathing mist: in a bobble hat, an old coat and a pair of crocs; … Continue reading

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Joy

The rather wonderful Disney kids film ‘Inside Out’ suggests the eponymous ‘Joy’ (above) represents our original childlike state. In the film, the loss of ‘Joy’ deep into the vaults of memory is the bridge to the discovery of the more … Continue reading

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Joy

  I’m not big on joy – more steady progress, appreciation, a bit of peace… Joy is one of those ‘hot’ emotions, which can feel like it’ll just cause me bother or be too much like hard work. So imagine … Continue reading

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In a Galaxy Far Far Away

Christmas wrapping Reveals Star Wars toys, To small boy’s joy. R2D2 warps time. That was me too Thirty five years ago.

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Carol Singing

School Christmas carols Parents wedged in Younger siblings Making a din Silence falls Like a blanket of snow Then many small voices Sing tunes we all know All upstanding The grow-ups join in All in good voice The joy of … Continue reading

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Broadband

Our home broadband has been on the blink this week. You really miss it when it’s not there. Perhaps worse is when it comes and goes – one minute you’re surfing gaily, the next you’re beached with a ‘no network’ … Continue reading

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Immersion

Concentrating on boiling a ham on the hob yesterday, I was reminded of a key aspect of ‘flow’ – immersion. ‘Flow’ is ceasing to be self-conscious or unduly conscious of others and becoming thoroughly immersed in the task or activity. … Continue reading

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Kisses

As my other half left the house for work one morning this week, my daughter was a bit sad. My daughter and son were perched with me on the back of the sofa. My partner waved to us through the … Continue reading

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The Daffodil

The Daffodil, or more classically and correctly the Narcissus, perfectly captures my week.  First my daughter. Three years ago when she started school, I sometimes thought of her as a little snowdrop, a tiny beautiful flower, but gently bowed and diffident. … Continue reading

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