Category Archives: Animals

Equine Ambivalence

The other day I wrote a post that included a picture of a horse. Someone saw it and expressed a certain concern, wondering if it was happy. It does have notes of eeyore about him. But I was ambivalent, I … Continue reading

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A Time in Africa – Part two #travel #memoir #africa

In part one we were in Tanzania and we had had a wonderful time; our guide, Moses took us to the Kenya border to meet our Kenyan guide. Once again I’m not sure I remember his name correctly but it … Continue reading

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A Time In Africa – part one #memoirs #africa #Safari

In 1988, I had turned 30, been married 4 years and been a partner in my law firm 12 months. The Textiliste and I had undertaken a rather crazy project of refurbishing a house in Herne Hill, South London which, … Continue reading

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Buster & Moo – an update #amwriting #novel

‘The rehomer led in a stocky, predominantly white male. On his ears and flank he had large brown patches. “The brindle one has kennel cough so unless you really wanted to wait for her, I thought I’d bring the next … Continue reading

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Top 10 Lessons from 2016 #Caninephilosophy

1. If you leave it out it will get eaten. 2. Brexit means little if there’s no chicken left. 3. If humans adopted a dog’s approach to greeting another, by checking out each other’s arses, they’d know, early on, which … Continue reading

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Big Brown Dog – For Charli

October 5, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a Big Brown Dog. I just want to read Big Brown Dog stories this week. I know dogs arn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but you … Continue reading

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Grief that first time

Sometimes, amongst the flippancy and frivolity, there’s different emotion lurking. Sacha Black offers prompts weekly at Writespiration This week it is Write about a nostalgia that hurts in less than 200 words

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