Category Archives: special days

mothering

Christ Church St Laurence has been connected with my family for a long time. It was reported that my eccentric great Aunt Bee regularly slept on the church grounds, with the apparent blessing of the rector. My daughter, daiskmeliadorn, attends … Continue reading

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Shriven

It’s that time of the year again. chocolate-banana vegan pancake, Shrove Tuesday 2017 I like the idea of Lent, of spending a period focusing on something different from your ‘normal’ life in the hope that you emerge somehow as a … Continue reading

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Not fair

A few years ago my sister died, aged only 60. Then, a couple of years later, her husband died, aged 61. Now, my brother’s ex-wife has died, aged in her 50s. In contradistinction, it seems as though my mother is … Continue reading

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Holy leaping magi!

Some people in our street formed a ‘Christmas Light Committee’ and arranged a small street party during which the christmas lights would be turned on. I wanted to be supportive of their encouragement of the street community but I don’t … Continue reading

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last time in Bondi

Yesterday I went back to Bondi Beach. I caught the bus there from the city, to arrive around 07:00. There were lots of construction workers in fluoro hi-vis tops on the bus with me and a few headed down to … Continue reading

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sensational

Yesterday I took a couple of hours off work and caught the bus down to Bondi Beach. I got there about 07:15 and there were quite a few people in the water, the sun having risen about 30 minutes ago. … Continue reading

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but no dog

It was my partner’s birthday on Thursday, and I have some regrets about the way I marked that occasion. I did also give her a card and some flowers – sweet scented white stocks (Matthiola, which are members of the … Continue reading

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