Santolina

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I’ve been running around like a thing demented all day today – which has at least lifted me out of the gloom in which I was mired yesterday. The day began with a bit of a jolt: I was sitting … Continued

Neighbours

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🎶 Everybody needs good naaaaybours…🎶 One of the phrases I remember from my youth with no fondness whatsoever is “For Heaven’s sake, stop moping about with a face like a wet week, and go and do something useful.” I deny … Continued

Marbled White

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With poor weather forecast for the next couple of days, I thought I had better get out and do a butterfly hunt this morning. There’s a field on the far side of the village which I always refer to as … Continued

Mono Monday: Unusual angle

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“Oh Will, it’s gone horribly wrong round here, with this damned referendum. What do you think about it all?” We have seen better days. “You can say that again. I’m still not sure how the vote went the way it … Continued

Snappish

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It’s, like, a metaphor, innit? If you’re lucky enough to live outside the UK and you’re already bored comatose by British politics, please look away now. If you’re struggling to understand the mess we’ve created for ourselves, I’ll do my … Continued

Pride

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Some of you may be aware that in a former life I trained as an osteopath, and though the rheumatoid arthritis that ripped through my system in the run-up to finals robbed me of the opportunity ever to practise it … Continued

Wild Edric

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Though he’s not as wild as I am. I had, as I predicted, a very long night. Watching the poll result come in was like one of those news reports where they warn you in advance that there is footage … Continued

Skipper

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Well, maybe I wasn’t quite skipping – but I was delighted today to discover that the village was full of butterflies. I hadn’t expected this because it was very overcast, but it was also warm and muggy, and suddenly they … Continued

Tewkesbury Abbey

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This had better be a short journal entry – it’s so late it’s almost next week, and I need to get some sleep so I’ll have the energy to spend the next 24 hours furiously fretting about the possible outcome … Continued

Vagrant

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I had wanted to go on a butterfly hunt today, but the morning was overcast and chilly, which didn’t encourage me to drive for half an hour and then walk a couple of kilometres from the car park to the … Continued

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