8th November, 2017

​Should I start on a positive note?  No, I might lose my devotees to shock!  Better to savour the anticipation of that which lies ahead. So, darkness falls all around … more like it?  That just came into my head and, if I am correct, that is a line from the intro to...
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31st October, 2017

​This time last week, we had just arrived in Rome.  The eternal city was as welcoming as ever as we stepped off the plane into the warmth of the sun beneath a deep blue sky.  Life was immediately brighter as though one could almost feel the weight of one’s...
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18th October, 2017

​Hello, blank page!  Slightly daunting as I’m really not sure which angle to take this week – happy or sad?  Well, that would have been such a difficult decision to make had I not watched the George Michael documentary, ‘Freedom’, last night …  and, guess...
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11th October, 2017

​I have heard it said that my posts are, sometimes, a little on the lengthy side; in fact, my outspoken friend, James, recently showed me how to record myself reading the literary gems on my phone – you have been warned!  Yesterday, however, I printed two or three off...
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1st October, 2017

  ​‘There is no doubt that the princess did become a queen … not only on the screen.’  The words of Gregory Peck, of course, referring to his lifelong friend, Audrey Hepburn. This time, last weekend (23rd September), I was in London having flown down...
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