On loneliness
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On loneliness

On Thursday I drove to the gym before work and left just as the sun was coming up. When I got into my car the sky was dark navy, like a school pullover. The street was still asleep – no…

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Float on, pelican
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Float on, pelican

Overhead the pelicans float on a pocket of thermal air, their wings outstretched, their feathers fluttering lightly on the breeze.  I am floating too, on the surface of the pool, staring at the sky.  It makes me think of Geography…

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The pleasure of losing things
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The pleasure of losing things

I am fastidious about the contents of my handbag.  The usual stuff is in there, of course.  And a few extras thrown in because I don’t like to get caught out – notebook and pen, green tea teabags, a few…

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How to stop feeling disappointed
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How to stop feeling disappointed

I mentioned in a recent blog post about how disappointed I was that our holiday to France didn’t work out the way I had planned.  I also referenced how often my expectations of how things are ‘supposed’ to go end…

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Life is a microwaved croque monsieur
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Life is a microwaved croque monsieur

The long curtain that hangs between the patio door and our little room in the B&B in Biarritz is fluttering in the afternoon breeze, the shutters gently rattling again the wall outside.  I keep getting up from my seat to…

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