Monthly Archives: September 2006
Ah well, the deed is done. Misty is booked into the vet to be speyed. (3 October.) She is having a microchip inserted at the same time (apparently it is done with a big needle.) The plan is to be … Continue reading
Misty loves food……preferably human food, though she relishes her main meal of dogmeal, meat and rice. Thus, we have been successful with basic training by using puppy treats. The trouble is, the only ones I have seen are from a … Continue reading
There is a tinge of gold in the trees right now. One of my favourite woodland walks has the hint of autumn to come. Yet the weather is still warm with more than the remembrance of summer. I find the … Continue reading
Haircut and highlights today. That is when one sits in the hairdressers being wrapped in foil like a turkey for the oven. Well…..not really, it is little bits of foil which help to “cook” the colour. The trouble is, I … Continue reading
Five years ago – on what the world now calls 9/11 – I was on one of my regular visits to Colonsay. Today, I think of the Americans who were on the island and of their need to call home … Continue reading
One day people will touch and talk perhaps easily, And loving be natural as breathing and warm as sunlight, And people will untie themselves, as string is unkotted, unfold and yawn and stretch and spread their fingers…… And people will … Continue reading
Is wanting to write the same as writing? No – of course not. But it appeals to me that the world of fiction can be much pleasanter than our world of reality. Though I suppose that depends on the author. … Continue reading
Back in real time as it were, following a few weeks of travel. One of the highlights was a visit to the Castle Of Mey – and this has led to starting to read the Hugo Vickers biography of the … Continue reading
Kurt Vonnegut, in support of the novel…. Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is proposterous. They are like a person who has put on a full suit of armour and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
Both reading and writing can have a therapeutic affect on stress. Peta Bee, The Times Hear hear……I think.