• This Mortal Life…
    Today, when I heard the news that a talented man we had all once worked with in the theatre had passed away un-noticed and was lying, unclaimed in a distant city ...
  • Some Cat…
    Shads loves to climb onto the top shelf of my closet. He usually doesn’t stay long unless the vacuum cleaner is on the rampage. Most of the time he’s on ...
  • Somewhere Quiet…
    I used to have a closet in our old house, upstairs, where I would go and sit and say my morning prayers in the winter. No-one bothered me, it was too small, just ...
  • Hang Gliding…
    After working at Caudalie Crest I step outside to look up into the sky to see what is making the buzzing noise I could hear on the patio. I spot a small engine ...
  • Lost in Hand-Helds….
    I have been thinking about the culture of hand held and not so hand held devices. An advertisement at the cinema caught my eye this week,  It was for a new, ...
  • Bobbing for Cod…
    Last night we decided to have blackened fish. Hubs and I got out a couple of fillets and popped them in a bowl of water, still wrapped in plastic and frozen. It ...
  • Coffee and A….Cat
    On Saturday mornings we stay in bed a little bit, to drink coffee and eat cake… Well, Hubs eats cake, it’s just coffee for me. Back in the days before I ...
  • Charlie and The Bulls…
    I think when we’re walking Charlie sometimes gets a hair up her docile, Labrador butt. Today she un-characteristically charged a bull who was contentedly ...
  • Stop Working and Pay Me Some Attention…
    Sometimes social media and the rush of instant everything gets in the way of communication. I mean the real, live, stuff. Like the eye to eye, breath down the back ...
  • A Slumber of Cats…
    There is nothing as relaxing as watching a cat sleep, snuggled up to his favorite sibling… comfortable on our soft, warm, electric blanketed bed. I watch and ...
  • Shads and Good Friday…
    Paris told us to watch a short YouTube video called, What’s so Good about Good Friday? So we did, I held the iPad so Hubs and I could watch it together in our ...
  • Insulin Shot…
    Hubs and I looked after the dogs down at the winery for a couple of days in return for honey. There are three of them, a young Corgi named Charlotte, Lottie for ...
  • Thieving Shads…
    He just can’t help it… Something to do with the plastic… Or the fact that it had A&M printed on it… His look of determination told me, He ...
  • A Host of Golden Daffodils…
    Trader Joe’s have daffodils. I always forget this unless I’m there just at the right time, which I was last week. There they were $1 something a bunch, ...
  • Complete Surrender…
    It’s that time of the year again and I’m down in my trees wrestling with brambles and vines, climbing into the boughs on a long ladder to allow me to ...
  • Dinner Time…
    My cats have watches. They are synchronized. At about three o’clock they start trailing into the kitchen, Milling, Waiting for me, or Hubs, to give them their ...
  • Remembering the Dead…
    I was reading a beautiful poem by John O’Donohue, At the End of the Day, where he asks twenty-two questions, not unlike the Ignation Examen I wrote about here. ...
  • Signs of Spring…
    There was snow in London last month, well, all of England really, apparently it stopped the trains dead in their tracks. It may as well have snowed here, the ...
  • The Winery Down the Road…
    Opportunities aren’t just handed out on a silver platter. My mother was a great one for reminding me of that… She and my father went after what they ...
  • Watching Ice Melt…
    This morning I am looking out from my porch watching the trees bud… My eyes fixed on their shadows thrown across my greening grass. I sit quietly, my mind ...
  • And He Hadn’t Even Noticed…
    We spent the afternoon in the company of our son, the wildlife expert and co-founder of Window to the Wild, a non-profit educational organization operating in the ...
  • Temptations…
    The after Christmas overindulgence habit is fading slowly. I have sweet cravings after my meal and satisfy them by finishing off the European chocolate bars given as ...
Recent Posts
This Mortal Life…
/ May 16, 2018
Today, when I heard the news that a talented man we had all once worked with in the theatre had passed away un-noticed and was lying, unclaimed in a distant city ...
Some Cat…
/ May 14, 2018
Shads loves to climb onto the top shelf of my closet. He usually doesn’t stay long unless the vacuum cleaner is on the rampage. Most of the time he’s on ...
Once Upon a Time…
/ May 7, 2018
Now that I’m a mother of twenty/thirty-somethings I find it refreshing to go through their early photo albums; when they were really young. I regard fondly the ...
Somewhere Quiet…
/ May 3, 2018
I used to have a closet in our old house, upstairs, where I would go and sit and say my morning prayers in the winter. No-one bothered me, it was too small, just ...
Hang Gliding…
/ April 26, 2018
After working at Caudalie Crest I step outside to look up into the sky to see what is making the buzzing noise I could hear on the patio. I spot a small engine ...
Lost in Hand-Helds….
/ April 19, 2018
I have been thinking about the culture of hand held and not so hand held devices. An advertisement at the cinema caught my eye this week,  It was for a new, ...