Category: appreciation

My Aunt: a Narrative Reflection

Left-brained, factual, logical description My aunt is a grey haired lady of 53 who lives with my uncle in a big four-bedroom house in Redstone. She is taller than most women at nearly six foot, and has remained quite slim. She has a large nose and intelligent, pale blue eyes, and she wears reading glasses Read More …

Appreciating Wild Flowers.

Isn’t the Spring wonderful? I’m lucky to live in an area of London that is very green and there are several large open spaces where we can walk. There are three or four parks, a woodland walk next to a stream and a large old cemetery planted up with a wide selection of mature trees. Read More …

A curly cut

I hate going to the hairdresser! I know that for many people it is an hour or two of pampering and luxury. They sit comfortably through the hair wash, chat freely above the noise of hair-driers and they know how much to tip. For me, it’s more like a communication breakdown especially with my current Read More …

Taking a tumble

Last month, when my eldest son was on holiday in Spain, he was scrambling across a scree slope and fell a considerable distance. He had breaks in both his leg and his jaw and had to be helicoptered to hospital in Malaga. It was Easter week and a holiday destination, a time of religious parades Read More …

Getting the message

Over 20 years of practice as a qualified homoeopath, I’ve seen a variety of different patients. I felt compassion for all of them within the sacred space of the consulting room, but there were times when I got irritated with some of them. These were the patients who would phone me out of hours, or Read More …

A walk on the wild side

I walk every day in one or another of the numerous green spaces that cover my part of London. You can never get completely away from the sound of traffic, but where I live there are several smallish woods and a couple of large ancient cemeteries where you can be surrounded by trees and wildlife. Read More …