Monthly Archives: November 2013

Recent doings

As well as having a difficult time uploading photos to WordPress, hence the delay between posts, I’ve been doing a few good wintry things lately that I thought I’d share. First up was one of our first real fires of … Continue reading

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Festivals – part one

Something notable about this time of the year is the number of festivals compared to other times. In the UK there are plenty of summer music festivals but hardly any summer seasonal festivals; a few people celebrate the summer solstice … Continue reading

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Bright frosts and dark fruits

I think it’s time to have a break from focusing on just how grumpy everyone can be when they/we are getting ill, being ill, or getting over it. Instead, this week I celebrate the first frosts I have seen. While … Continue reading

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Long dark tea time of the soul

Douglas Adams was referring to being immortal but I just had a long dark tea time tonight and my soul was similarly feeling dark and sort of long and stretched out in an unhealthy way. So it is that on … Continue reading

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Darkness part 3

Jo has posted a couple of times about darkness. I happened to catch this programme today on BBC Radio 4 all about the dark. It’s got a lot in it that’s relevant to this blog, including sleep, SAD lamps and, … Continue reading

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Winter is coming

A bit over a week ago I did the first of my local cemetery walks; I did my second one today and found that there is tangible sense of change in the air, the sense of something on the threshold … Continue reading

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Creativity….begins in darkness?

Apparently, darkness – either without or within – is conducive to creativity. I could buy into that thought. This week I have been a little bit creative and decided to make a very rough kind of story book to give … Continue reading

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