Category Archives: Wilderness

Another New Normal

Eilish is gone. No, she’s not dead. She’s just gone home. We are learning to live in this new normal. How many new normals will there be? A friend reminded me that Darwin’s theory was not about survival of the … Continue reading

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Grow your own… dreams.

(Ripening tomato) There were a lot of things growing while I was in the Wilderness, tomatoes, courgettes, lettuce, weeds, to name a few. Each night as I watered the plants in the greenhouse I was able to notice their progress. … Continue reading

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Wherever I go, there I am.

(The girls up-close) I drove to the local town this morning. Well it had been a while since’s my last coffee shop and I thought I’d better keep up the habit. Also, there might be an opportunity to talk to … Continue reading

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Cats, one mouse, a fox and two hens – it all ends well… oh, not for the mouse.

(Our favourite position on the sofa) I was sitting on the sofa this morning writing when I heard one of the cats meowing. It was a plaintive meow. As both the garden door and the secret cat window were open … Continue reading

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Sunshine, water and an excellent lawnmower.

(Some blue sky) Yesterday provided a few little challenges for me… or maybe I provided them myself. It was sunny again so I figured this was a perfect opportunity to cut the grass. Two days of rain followed by a … Continue reading

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Talking out loud to no one listening.

(Harvesting berries) What a different kind of day – today the sun shone! It does seem to change everything or at least it changes my attitude, my frame of mind, like a frame changes a picture. So I was able … Continue reading

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Who let the hens out?

(The girls) I woke late this morning because I’d had a very disgruntled feline visitor during the night who needed to get outside urgently (at least that’s what I think he was saying) at 3.45am. It may take me a … Continue reading

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