Remember that quote They also Serve who only Stand and Wait I was waiting, again. I knew they were going to do that. We keep trying to teach kids not to knee jerk – called delaying gratification – be emotionally aware – wise. But those jerks have done it again. The two countries I supposedly … More They also serve
It’s coincidence I suppose but seems uncanny, that the Daily Post prompt is Glimmer, just after I was looking at that word and a list of gl words*. Why such a thing? Well I have started writing again, and was looking for the word that describes words that sound the way the thing LOOKS, not … More Glimmer, of what? Hope.
On Tuesday I returned to US and reached Block Island on Wednesday. It was all misty and windy, both, but since then has been clear and cold. Yesterday I tried walking. Should have known better, and after taking one photo of the windswept sand, turned round and came back to my little home here. While … More Walking Thoughts: Derivative and Causative
It is ten days since my plane touched down at Edinburgh airport, just as the first flakes of snow fell and the city, like the rest of UK, went into cancel mode. Now it has all melted, we are left with a few muddy patches, and watery puddles so I stayed on the path as … More The Shape of Water, What Do Fish Know?
Travel again – we think of it as “on the move”, but most of it seems to be far too much sitting still, in minor discomfort, and not nearly enough moving. Goodbye New Zealand, hello Edinburgh. I have acknowledged to myself that it feels like going home. Even though I spend most time and energy … More Reflections
Lots of time for stray thoughts, no time for considered thoughts. It strikes me that I have not ever lived like this before. When my own family were children, I was working, shopping at lunch hour from a fast pre-planned list, and cooking the night before, or batches for the freezer. Until the last month, … More Meditation, anytime, anywhere…
Help. I don’t have a bicycle here now. Must get one. I arrived yesterday, on the outskirts of Palmerston North, New Zealand. A few yards from the end of the drive, the housing ends, and it is just beautiful countryside, with a track that runs beside the railway lines, through the fields. This is the … More New Zealand Summer Cycling
Quite a traveling year, and its not over yet as I head for a New Zealand Christmas in summer next Monday, arrive Wednesday. I had better get the Happy Holidays and the review of 2017 in now. Happy Holidays all readers. Click on these pictures to see the captions, the story of the year, so … More 2017 – travel – family
The Snowy Owls are back for the winter. When we had rather a lot a few years ago, I tried and tried to see them, always unsuccessful until nearly two years ago. This year at least two (known by different coloration, very white, more brown) have been seen, probably more. One has decided the breakwater … More Windy weather and Snowy Owls
I am beginning to think about travel again as I hope to be in New Zealand by Christmas. The island is all closed down except for what is called the “Holiday Stroll” on Tuesday evenings. The shops open in hope that Christmas shopping will produce some sales. I have had a week of self-induced frustrations. … More Beach Walk Cure and Chagrin