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January 17, 2018

A 'banditry' of tits - on the peanuts this morning. Was inspired to spend a happy few minutes looking up collective nouns: an ascension of larks, an aurora of polar bears, an ostentation of peacocks, a barful of detectorists (my favourite). And sad ones; an abandonment...

January 11, 2018

Our cat is an evil genius. A master manipulator. Not only does he have his choice of beds for napping and expensive food/medical care, but he has only to gaze at us with disdain to prompt a rush of affection and catspeak gibberish. We anthropomorphise continually; a fl...

January 10, 2018

'Inchworm' - a song from the 1952 Hans Christian Andersen musical, starring Danny Kaye - was just on Radio 4 as the music for some programme or other...I used to love that film - glorious technicolour, gloriously unrealistic but bright, lively, optimistic. 'Inchworm' r...

January 9, 2018

Today at the hairdressers Hymn to Her by The Pretenders was on the stereo. I was instantly back at school in the 5th year (yr 11) sitting in my form room at lunchtime. Smell of paint, drying clay, girls’ Avon perfume, boys’ sweat. This was the head of Art’s room and he...

January 8, 2018

Today in my yoga class I was given a stone from Whitehouse Beach near Wivenhoe. It was to represent the seed of my intention for the year ahead.


A small, unremarkable stone shaped by the waters of the river Colne and its estuarial mud. It made me feel a little bit more...

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