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I have not written in a while.  At the end of March my husband, my beloved had neurosurgery to try to fix his trigeminal neuralgia – a facial nerve condition.  It was successful.  He awoke in ICU with no pain. … Continue reading

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New York – 2

To survive in New York, I found I needed to focus on tiny things. In a city that is large, brash and self-confident, it is easy to walk so fast to keep up that you fail to notice small tiny … Continue reading

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When will I have words?

Silence for over six months.  Am I really a blogger?  From my output, it would appear I am not. So then, when I begin to write, where do I start?  What do I say?  I really have no answers to … Continue reading

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Dressember and IJM

As a little girl, I loved wearing dresses.  I had a Mum who was ahead of her time who thought that shorts and tee-shirts were far more practical for a little girl.  I hoped that one day I would have … Continue reading

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Two different worlds of Oxford

Depending on who is walking, it takes from ten minutes to twenty minutes to walk from our apartment to the Radcliffe. The Magdalen Bridge crosses the Cherwill River and you come to a giant roundabout called The Plain. We are … Continue reading

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A wise Mum remembers grace

A number of years ago, Keith gave me a bunch of poppies.  It was not a beautiful bunch of flowers at first as it was a bunch of pods, but I put them in a vase in the middle of … Continue reading

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A little bit of quilting

The last couple of months have been a little crazy, leaving me little time to be creative.  My machine has sadly sat and I have looked longingly at the projects I started over summer and wondered when I would find … Continue reading

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Blessings of an ordinary day

  Last Sunday instead of going to church I took Keith to hospital.  My ordinary Sunday changed in an instant.  The emergency department is not a place I would ever choose to visit.   I was flooded with unwanted memories … Continue reading

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Mother knows best

I came across this new book by Jill Murphy called Mother Knows Best – any mother knows this to be true, but it is a different matter convincing the children. In January I had my three year old niece Talia … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird

I read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee before Christmas, as it a set reading text for a course I am doing.  It was a glorious read – beautifully written, evocative, challenging, thought provoking – a thoroughly “good read”. … Continue reading

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