Monthly Archives: June 2014

Birthday candles

For my birthday earlier this month, I lit lots of candles – I couldn’t find quite enough to match my great number of years, but very close. I had a few friends for dinner and the candles lit our meal. It … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Snowbell

We’ve got a bit of a pet theme running through these posts, and here is another story, this time from Mandy, about her cat Snowbell. Mandy’s story shows the independent spirit of her cat, and her devotion to him. It’s lovely … Continue reading

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Terms of endearment

Sweetie dozing on the black and white cushion I was thinking the other day about the words we use when we speak to and about people we love – children especially, but also our sweethearts, our pets, friends we are close … Continue reading

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Two poems by Maya Angelou

Poetry is something that takes me to a deeper place. I love the way it gets to the heart of things, making comments about the world very directly, or incisively, or sensitively, or beautifully, or sometimes humourously, weirdly or incomprehensibly. … Continue reading

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Sad news about Shari

Shari the wonder dog who has been featured a couple of times on this blog, has died. Chris had to take her to the vet on Friday – she’d been getting sick over the past couple of weeks – and … Continue reading

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