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2 Weeks In…

After 14 days of howling gales and storms that would put English weather to shame, I turned to look through the salon window and shouted “will you please give it a rest” to which the weather gods, in their ivory towers, said a resolute “Non”. Two weeks of struggling to and from the barn, ladenContinue reading “2 Weeks In…”

Overseas Deployment…

Being deployed anywhere in the world can be a daunting yet exciting experience, all in the same moment. That gut-wrenching, butterfly-flapping, unsettling grip in the pit of your stomach, fear of the unknown that gets the heart racing, questioning what the future will hold feeling. The desire to stop sitting around waiting and instead, wantingContinue reading “Overseas Deployment…”

On Giving Freely…

An ancient historical text is littered with references to charity, extolling the virtues of giving to others. If read as a blueprint for our happy co-existence, the second part of the whole group of manuscripts could be viewed as an instruction that success can only be achieved by the outpouring of love from one toContinue reading “On Giving Freely…”

Letting Go…

The ground is hot to sit on. Even the scorched grass gives little comfort and the summer haze shimmers as the temperature nudges 30 degrees. It’s hot. Stiflingly so. Wicker hampers, disgorging chilled champagne, wine and lashings of ginger beer, do little to take the edge of, what is looking like, a sweltering and chart-topping-since-records-began,Continue reading “Letting Go…”

Concerning Nut Milk…

In an attempt to maintain my racing snake figure, Charlotte has decreed that I should change my intake from less of the bad stuff to comestibles of more nutritional value. And move more. Chocolate, being a plant and, by default, of vegetable origin, it somehow doesn’t count as one of my five a day andContinue reading “Concerning Nut Milk…”

Being AWOL

We have three cats. Bagheera (Bags), Gin and Tonic. It’s been many months since we last saw Bags. He disappeared over the allotments one day and found the stash of birds, rats, mice and other tasty vermin there far tastier than the dried food he received from this quarter. He became the rodent killer ofContinue reading “Being AWOL”

Race, Creed, Colour…

“Racism in any form is never okay and should never be tolerated.” A statement for reposting to show support for all those who suffer from the hands of intolerance.  Breeding is not something any of us have any personal control over. We arrive, we grow up, we are taught, we learn, we decide. It isContinue reading “Race, Creed, Colour…”

Black Boot Bashing

Following the Moroccan Atlas Mountain debacle in February 2018, Charlotte and I beat a retreat back to England. Today, two years later, I pulled my dusty boots off the shelf and gave them a thorough inspection as, with restrictions imminently being lifted, our home in France might finally be accessible to us and I willContinue reading “Black Boot Bashing”

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