Month: <span>January 2023</span>

What does hope look like for me now?

February 28, 2024 No Comments

Stunning photo (*) by precious widbud Charlotte MacNaughton, near Yellowknife, Canada’s Northwest Territories (January 2023) 26 January 2023 Way back when, back in my life before, and soon after I had started up my business, Kaleidoscope Development, I wrote a blogpost on “Hope”. It was 21st April 2014. I actually called it, “Hope – Part […]

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Violent Dreams to Usher In the Year of the Rabbit

February 28, 2024 1 Comment

22 January 2023 Image by Gary Bendig on Unsplash I have woken late this morning – almost 9 am – very late for me. But I have been drifting in and out of sleep for the past few hours – since before 6 am. I no longer remember what dream woke me before 6, but […]

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In Praise of Love and Mountains

February 28, 2024 2 Comments

Photos and Art by Véronique Balcerzak 15 January 2023 After Mike died, I made an effort, particularly at Christmastime, to ensure there was a gift from him, not only for each of the kids, but also for myself. The first year, it was soft toy teddys made from his t-shirts. I remember that we needed […]

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Learning to Shuck Oysters at 55

February 28, 2024 No Comments

Main image by Tommaso Cantelli on Unsplash 7 January 2022 I am a bit of an Omnivore, in that I eat everything, and always have done. I have never been a fussy eater, I have a great appetite (which I didn’t lose even when I had gastroenteritis, aged about 14), and I truly relish food. […]

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