Month: <span>November 2022</span>

Some emails jump out and punch me

December 3, 2022 No Comments

Photo taken by one of Julia’s boarding school friends, and sent to me some days after her death 29 November 2022 I needed to find an email I knew would be in my inbox somewhere, and so typed in two Christian names that I figured would result in what I was looking for. The email […]

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Being friends because your friend is dead

December 3, 2022 1 Comment

Main image – a shop we chanced upon. Other photos my own these past days. 26 November 2022 I have been having a few lovely days in Paris. It might be best known for being gorgeous in the Spring, and I do like it in the Summer too, but I think it’s lovely in the […]

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“Relativiser”

December 3, 2022 1 Comment

Image by Dan DeAlmeida on Unsplash 19 November 2022 A long, long time ago, I had a lovely colleague, (let’s call her Jeanne), who had a similar role to me, except she was head of a different office in our consulting firm. She was a bit older than me, and had had all of her […]

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For once, the tears weren’t (only) mine

December 3, 2022 No Comments

Main photo by Zac Ong on Unsplash 13 November 2022 Last Sunday I completed a 20 km running event. My first event of that distance (or so) in three years. I wrote about the run’s run-up here. http://www.widowingemptynests.com/2022/11/05/keeping-active-hope-alive-for-cop27/ I have so often been on the verge of tears at various points in long runs – […]

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Keeping Active Hope Alive for COP 27

December 3, 2022 No Comments

5 November 2022 Photos my own – in the local forests I love to run in Tomorrow I am participating in the Geneva 20 km run. The last time I participated in a distance like this – approximating a semi-marathon – was 2019. The year Julia died. I remember that event so clearly. It astounds […]

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