Category Archives: thought piece

The Five Things I Learned From Jigsaw Puzzles

I was in a garden centre today, acting as moral support and guard duty for the Textiliste. It’s not that she is regularly under threat, you understand but any trip out that involves her mother runs the risk of strangling … Continue reading

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Breathe #thoughts

We don’t need to learn that, do we? It’s one of those instinctual things like using our hearts, sweating and realising a cake must be moist to be good. Only you do. Or I do. I had a minor altercation … Continue reading

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I Want A Peace Of That #thoughtpiece

As I look out into my garden I see evidence of what exactly? Life? Renewal? Climate change? It’s winter here in the UK and everything should be shut down. The earth should be frost-solid, the greens limited to the muscular … Continue reading

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A Jacket And Nail Clippers

Not sure where I’m going with this. Readers who’ve followed me for a while will know that every Christmas for the last few years I’ve spent some time volunteering at one of the Crisis For Christmas shelters that appear for … Continue reading

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Sometimes Even The Trees Can’t Fight, But Don’t Stop Hoping…

I like digging. Odd maybe, but as soon as we acquired our first garden I knew where my strengths lay – not for me the fancy-dan designer stuff and certainly not the intimate knowledge of plants species – I have … Continue reading

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Life? Pah, You Couldn’t Make It Up #philosophy

This was me, two years ago. Six years old, again. Now, two years on and I’m eight today, so, utilizing the patented Le Pard Failsafe Body Clock that takes the digits of your years on the planet, adds them together … Continue reading

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Channelling Burns, Dickens and Winnie The Pooh #thoughts

Sometimes ideas come at one for a variety of directions at the same time, coalescing in something I can’t really explain. And that’s good. It started with this post of Mary Smith’s, about being in Robbie Burns house, in the … Continue reading

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