Category Archives: British/English character

‘Between un-being and being’… ‘a perfect shed’

‘Time present and time past, Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contined in time past. If all time is eternally present All time is unredeemable…. What might have been and what has been Point to one … Continue reading

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The latent impressions of words (or, ‘Please don’t call me mate!’)

A word can take root and lodge in your psyche and a whole host of memories, emotions and reactions are then triggered when you hear the word again.  I had a powerful experience of this recently. The reaction can be … Continue reading

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Riots and well-wishers

1  ‘A fish stinks/rots from the head down’.   That’s a quotation I’ve known for years.  The usual meaning is ‘when an organisation or state fails, it’s the leadership that is the root cause’.  Food for thought.   During the recent unexpected … Continue reading

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Forget the perfect offering

 I have an image in my mind.  It is a salmon pink jug with a white interior, it’s that kind of ceramic glaze, the name of which I’ve forgotten, where you can see the little white lines very faintly when you stand close … Continue reading

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Fish or fowl?

Which group would you rather be in – and why? Or this one? And yes, ‘neither’ is an option!  But if you choose the third option, do say why and what might work for you instead.   And no, this … Continue reading

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‘Let it always be known that I was who I am’

Isn’t it interesting and so unsurprising that despite Laura Marling winning Best Female Singer in the Brit awards and Mumford & Sons winning Best Album, there has been virtually no mention of them on any of the popular radio stations?  … Continue reading

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Living on the hyphen

                     Swan and pigeons on ice – photo courtesy of Chris Hill Coming in and out of a country gives a unique insight into its character.  Airports are 20th-century ‘crossing places’.  They lack the magic of natural, timeless crossing places which … Continue reading

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