This is what open means to me

Ben Huberman, in the Discover Prompts series running for the month of April, asks "In these days of lockdowns, closures, and physical distancing, what does¬†Open¬†mean to you?" This is what "open" means to me. Wide open space, fresh, crisp air, clear blue skies, birdsong and a profusion of hawthorne bushes. The space gave me opportunity … Continue reading This is what open means to me

The A to Z Team Spring the Tin

Dabelle and her tin-mates were so keen to start their A to Z adventure, that they impulsively decided to "spring the tin" - a little like escaping from prison. They voluntarily live in the Altoids Tin, but like most people they do like a bit of a change every once in a while, especially if excitement, escapades and general shenanigans are likely.

Hidden fantasy creatures

Ascribing human qualities to other objects, is called anthropomorphism. I wonder if there is a word to ascribe fantasy qualities to trees? During recent walks in local woods, I've been taking pics of trees that seem to be fantasy creatures in disguise. Is is just me, or do you also see things like this? AboveLeft: Is that … Continue reading Hidden fantasy creatures

Scout & Scarlet

The two young Jack Russell's stand with one leg bent, poised to run. Unblinking, their liquid brown eyes are fixed on the well-chewed ball in my hand. I throw it and they bolt after it milliseconds after it leaves my hand. Scarlet (the female with wiry fur and red ears) skids through the grass, scattering … Continue reading Scout & Scarlet

Spring Cleaning Time!

I like to think of my blog as a living, breathing thing. As such, it needs to reflect the changes and adjustments that are going on in my life. The overall focus remains the same: to share the small things that elevate the day from the ordinary to the extraordinary. But, as my life changes, so my writing changes and what I write about changes to some extent.

Notes from my Sabbatical [1]

England, Wednesday 20th March 2019, Day 46 I had such plans for this sabbatical, fantasising about BEING and DOING, balancing the two. The realisation that I am already half way through the planned 3 month break is brutal! Now, as I knew I would, I have days without multiple to-do lists, without deadlines, without meetings, … Continue reading Notes from my Sabbatical [1]