It’s a bright fresh and beautiful morning. The sunrays caressing the wet landscape give everything an edge of unnatural clarity. Every blade of grass seems edged with crystal bringing out the colours of nature as though they had just been created; it is a joy to drive through. This is a day in waiting sinceContinue reading “ECHOES – PART 3. PAST and PRESENT.”

                                                             ECHOES- part one.

42 West Street, (Re-visited). Again not the intended post but, as this all occurred very recently, true to the moment; and I’m trying to follow my instincts here. In 2020 Elaine posted a blog entitled 42 West Street in which she gave a well-observed if somewhat condensed version of an overnight stay we had inContinue reading ”                                                             ECHOES- part one.”


Do you have any rituals in your life that you feel compelled to carry out?  I don’t mean routines, they’re more in the nature of necessity and I’m not meaning habit here either. What I mean by rituals is the doing of something that is completely unnecessary to living but you carry out anyway, eitherContinue reading “RITUALS and the LAST TWO ROCKETS.”


                             For Elaine my darling wife- 7.1 1955/5.1.2021.  In memory of just one of so many wonderful adventures together- Appledore, N.Devon England. We walked along the shore together Do you remember? The Burrows, We had it all almost to ourselves. The wide damp sand, the sea That house right on the cliffs edge, All oursContinue reading ”  ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD.”


                                                   A funny thing happened to me recently on my way into the kitchen. When I say funny I mean that in the sense of its strangeness, not its humour. It was early one evening, I’d had a shower popped on a t-shirt and some sweat pants and came downstairs. Sometime previously I had leftContinue reading ”              FRIENDS.”