Category Archives: Nostalgia

Like Wheat that Springeth Green: Easter

Most adults accept that, even after great loss, in some form at least, love will come again. After bereavement, though grief never truly leaves us, there is always love enough out there for new friendships, perhaps a new partner, or … Continue reading

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The Art & Practice of Being Normal

“Hide, hide, the cow’s outside!” “I ain’t afraid of no cow.” – final lines to a child’s joke, circa 1960s I’m paid to be normal: compassionate, encouraging, yet normal. Because I work in mental health, and it doesn’t do for … Continue reading

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A Vigorous & Colourful Personality : a Blog for Mothering Sunday

Hi Mom, It’s that time, again, Mothering Sunday. Mother’s Day, in American, though the latter is in May, not March. I remember how I used to buy a card for you, in March, then post it in time for Mother’s … Continue reading

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30 Years Amongst the Brits

Thirty years ago today, I was walking through Heathrow Airport, when I saw a policeman, and thought to myself, They really do wear those hats. Does Eng-a-land swing like a pendulum do? Do bobbies on bikes ride two by two? … Continue reading

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Like the Green Bay Tree

“It is good, and not evil, which flourishes like the green bay tree.” – Unknown This is about the town of Doncaster, some overdue apologies, and a good man named Colin, who died last week. About the right to mourn, … Continue reading

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