Monthly Archives: April 2012

Wet in Wales

I am in the middle of Wales, trying to stop shivering for long enough to tell you all about the Queen, some chairs and a clarinet. I am also wet, from having just ventured outside in a rainstorm of biblical … Continue reading

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Houston, We Have a Problem

Well, it’s actually me who has the problem. A serious problem. Because it has suddenly dawned on me that I have no imagination. Absolutely none. At all. If it’s not there, I can’t picture it. Which just has to be a drawback for an aspiring … Continue reading

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Moving On

It’s not that I thought today would never happen. It’s more that I never realised it was a day that even existed. That it was out there, waiting. Twenty years ago we brought Christopher home from the hospital to meet … Continue reading

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Pristine

Several years ago, the vicar of our local Anglican church was approaching retirement. His house in the country was bought. His farewell parties were held. His leaving present was wrapped. And unwrapped. He was ready to go. The only thing … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Skiing

I have met the Dalai Lama. His name is Giles. Ok, perhaps he wasn’t THE Dalai Lama but he was definitely a lama of some sort. The sort that winds up being a French ski instructor in Meribel. Kimberly and I had … Continue reading

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