Tag Archives: parents

Wrinkles and the art of aging

When my mother had her cataracts done the one downside was the realisation her skin was no longer smooth – more bark than balm, as she thought it. Not that she really minded. She just wished she’d realised. I found … Continue reading

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Gardens of Love #parents #poetry #gardens

As spring is a gorgeous month and in memory of my parents and their love of the garden here are a couple of dad’s poems to mum, based around her love of the garden, interspersed with pictures from our garden this week… your tour guides … Continue reading

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On the Fringe of things

I’m on my way to Edinburgh for the Fringe. Apparently it is the biggest cultural festival in the world – everything has to be some sort of -est for it to be worthwhile, doesn’t it? Really it is just great … Continue reading

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