Bin lids dance away. A packet escapes and I pounce. That howling in the trees. Mocking, flinging litter to exuberant cartwheels down the lane and away. It sees, I know it does. Watching my ambition: a coffee in the spring light. That’s all. Calm and quiet. Hair in my face – it was brushed this […]
What am I going to write about?
Well, write something. Go on. You’ve got nothing else to do. A soundtrack of puppy snores and rain. But there’s a problem. The ideas have fled with the sunshine. Where there used to be jostling dozens muttering at me, there is bleached rock and silence. Maybe a cup of tea would help… Or an actual […]
Things I have learned from 21.5 hours of dog ownership
A year without signposts
In this year of strange, one of the most strange things has been the lack of ceremony. Normally we’re cartwheeled from New Year to Christmas via back to schools, end of terms, birthdays, annual thises and celebratory thats plus a host of other unavoidable calendar signposts. Without proper Halloween or the planning, packing, sunburn peeling […]
Distractions on the way to the end of the tunnel
It’s weird. The past 12 months have seen so many frightening and monumental things – firsts, lasts, and who’d have thoughts – yet, now, less than a week from what I hope to be a finishing line and I’m scared. Our new house is nearly finished and (everything crossed) there are no more obstacles, delays […]