Category Archives: Odds & Ends

A Crack in the Viewfinder?

Last year, I was at the Easter Sunday service at Norwich Cathedral with a new acquaintance.  In the distance, I noticed a lady in the congregation whose face was very familiar.  “I think I went to College with her,” I … Continue reading

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Gender Equality: Women’s Attitudes.

International Women’s Day makes me feel uneasy.  The fact that there should still be a need for it.  For all the leaps and bounds we’ve have made in Europe and other countries since the relatively recent times when women couldn’t … Continue reading

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“Two legs good. Four legs better.”

I don’t understand politics.  Much to my shame, I am not as well-informed as a responsible citizen should be. So I’m going to fumble a little here…  I just need to express this.  I need to get it off my … Continue reading

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For the Old to Fertilise the New

Get a large, strong bag. Clean your home. Wash the floors, Polish the wood, Dust the shelves, Scrub the sink. Then drop all the dirt into the large, strong bag. Walk around your home And collect from the air and … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

“Once in Royal David’s City Stood a lowly cattle shed”. I hold my breath.  I always find myself holding my breath for the minute or so between the BBC Radio 4 announcer’s voice falling silent and the chorister getting to … Continue reading

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The Alchemy of Turning Darkness into Light

A text message the day before, signed in both names, gently confirms that H. and I are to go the the Castle museum entrance a few minutes before the ceremony. It’s a grey morning but unusually mild for December.  We … Continue reading

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Sunday Concert

It’s a string quartet today.  Beethoven.  It’s what people enjoy.  The folding chairs have been put out.  The seat cushions have aged flower patterns and were last washed probably sometime at the end of the last century. Audience members, mostly … Continue reading

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