Month: <span>May 2023</span>

“The relationship I always wanted….”

February 28, 2024 No Comments

Photo of my parents from their photo archives – Córdoba, 1961 29th May 2023 Medjool and I have just had a lovely 10 day “working break”, based mostly at my parents’ house in Céret in the Pyrénées Orientales, just inside France on the Franco-Spanish border. Now into their 80s, I try to get down to […]

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I wish I could better imagine…

February 28, 2024 3 Comments

Photos my own, Christmas 2022 21 May 2023 Sometimes I stop short in my tracks and realise with desperate sadness that I can no longer imagine what my life would be like with Mike were he still alive. In the last years since he died, I have lived through what would anyway have been a […]

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What do Mother’s Day, Handy Men, T-shirts and Jazz have in common?

February 28, 2024 No Comments

Photo my own 14th May 2023 You might well ask. Well, one answer, and the only one I have right now, is that these words, or words related to them, are on sticky notes, forming a dense, colourful and messy pile, worthy of investing in 3M. I am trying to reduce my use of sticky […]

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The School Bus That Thumps Me In The Gut

February 28, 2024 No Comments

Main image by Austin Pacheco on Unsplash 3 May 2023 Music, yes – of course music does it. Lyrics or no lyrics – same same. Places too. And faces – duh. All of those are triggers – triggers for a fast tumble down a Grief-soaked spiral. But the evening school bus? School buses, in fact, […]

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