Contrasting worlds

Looking out of the window at the moment, I can see it’s absolutely gorgeous. Around my house right now, there’s some peaceful snoring from the dog and the happy sounds of my beloved rifling through some of their sixties memorabilia. The world, for me, is a good place. In a different house right now, there will be someone afraid of being hit, of being humiliated, … Continue reading Contrasting worlds

A slice of the good life

A delightful day for the tastebuds and my soul, today. A fresh loaf from my favourite bakehouse that’s now doing takeaway, and awesome coffee from a great café that is quietly re-opening its doors. Both tasted superb and both were deeply nourishing. It wasn’t just a joy for the senses, it was also a re-embracing of two very personal small businesses. Supermarkets have kept me … Continue reading A slice of the good life

Looking at things afresh

My beloved can’t watch enough true crime programmes. Especially cold cases where a new team solves something the original detectives couldn’t. I’m reading ‘The Art of Possibility’ and during the chapter on ‘Giving an A’, I cast a new eye over the relationship I had with my father. I like drawing connections, even and perhaps particularly obtuse ones. I find they encourage thinking. Both the … Continue reading Looking at things afresh