Tag: 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 …

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 …

Beside the sea

I suddenly wanted to have a few days beside the sea, walking the coastal path over the cliffs, hearing the splash of the waves on the rocks below. Yes, I admit it, watching Poldark raised all my memories of holidays spent near Land’s End. So we booked four days to go to a less dramatic but Read More …