Category Archives: thought piece

What’s Your Truth?

I was on my way to meet an old colleague for some lunch. It wasn’t free: he wanted some advice or some such but, hey, it’s nice to get out. I’d walked Dog, the Textiliste is away so off I … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog-gone Conclusion

We are a pet house. Two ancient cats inhabit the top of the boiler or the sofa back, next to the TV. An even more ancient tortoise roams a flower bed, doing… not very much, in return for some grapes … Continue reading

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Don’t Clap – Just Who Am I Volunteering For?

Now I’m no longer at the coal face, I spend some of my time volunteering. I’m hardly unique in that. I like to split my time between helping at a local Youth charity – the Streatham Youth And Community Trust … Continue reading

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Three Ways To A Red Nose

Three things come together this week that make me feel nostalgic. One the garden looks lovely and especially the hostas and irises. Second the warm weather justifies the start of the moth trap season to see what if any moths … Continue reading

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Ponderings While Pulling Trees

A little light musing, interspersed with pictures of the garden.. I was digging up a tree yesterday. It’s the sort of work that I used to love when working at the legal coal face. It meant I couldn’t actually think about … Continue reading

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Optimism v Pessimism: call it a draw…

I’m an optimist. To be truthful, I’m a card carrying, corners-upturned-party, flag-waving, bottle-completely-full-to-overflowing, careerist optimist. I don’t believe all the negative headlines; I grind my teeth at the ‘in-my-day’ brigade of rose-tintery; I say ‘Pah!’ to life’s naysayers; I spit … Continue reading

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Appraising the future

At my law firm we did annual appraisals. Of course we did. We were market leaders, a state of the art law firm. Even as far back as 1980. As a young associate solicitor I had my first in 1981. … Continue reading

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