Category Archives: travel

Attention Span

At some time we all have to wait in an airport, for an arrival, or to go somewhere special. We become members of line-ups, check points, controls … spend time gazing into space, day dreaming, frustrated, or accustomed … ATTENTION … Continue reading

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Listening

The sound of a passing train is urgent music. It calls us to dream of far away places, Vienna, Dar-es-Salaam, Lima … to make a change, to take a leap into the unknown … LISTENING heard a train felt its … Continue reading

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Flight Delay

This month was renamed in 8 BCE in honour of Augustus Caesar, because it was the time of several of his greatest triumphs. Gladiolus or poppy are the birth flowers, meaning strength of character, beauty, love, and family. And how … Continue reading

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Where Home Is

Everyone’s home is different, the map-reading a separate event, each series of directions special to who we are, what we do, where we live. Difficult to describe but everyone knows where their own home is … A WHERE HOME IS … Continue reading

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Postcard from Lisbon

It’s the time of year when lots of people travel to far off places, struggle with visas, foreign languages (we learn at least ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ in the appropriate language before we go), currency exchange, etc.. Then there’s the … Continue reading

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Time to Spare

I plan time carefully before appointments, always wanting to arrive  early. Sometimes things go totally awry. Does this happen to you? … A TIME TO SPARE a ten-minute drive across town with forty minutes                                         to my appointment but – road … Continue reading

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The Prose of my Life

I spent time over Christmas detailing my genealogy, digging out dates and places, with one of my sons. Which, of course, set me looking back and remembering. The result is a potted autobiography, great fun to write … A A … Continue reading

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