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Daily challenge – an image a day for 365 days.


Tomorrow is our grandson’s birthday – he will be 2 years old. In a couple of weeks time I will be 70 years old. The circle of life continues. Young Hamish has his whole life ahead of him. He has … Continue reading

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Yonks and yonks

It seems an age since I wrote in this blog, and indeed it is. Why is that? Maybe it is because I have been feeling better since January. No chemo, results since transplant good, no treatment for a while. It … Continue reading

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Yesterday I was walking across our block in the country and was attracted by intensely loud buzzing sounds coming from some shrubs I had planted a few years back as small saplings. Now these shrubs are two metres high and … Continue reading

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Celebration – we all know what it means and we all find excuses to celebrate – or do we? I think that there is a danger as we trek through life that the moments of celebration grow fewer and fewer, … Continue reading

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Where have I been?

It is a long time since my last post on this site. I will not use this page to catalogue what has been happening – simply too much, too complex, too distressing. But I  am back, although finding it hard … Continue reading

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Precious moments.

Ah yes, those precious moments, the ones that flash past our eyes in our dreams, the ones that remind us of the magic that was in our lives. These moments may last but seconds but they are, indeed, the things … Continue reading

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What price hope?

It really is interesting the things people say when they learn that you have a serious, inevitably terminal disease. I mean – what can one say? “So sorry, enjoy your final days” ….. probably not. “Bummer, glad it’s not me!” … Continue reading

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The summer of ’65.

I was listening to Bryan Adams recently, and one of my favourite songs – “The summer of ’69” made me prick up my ears and listen more intently than usual. I’m sure you all know this classic song and love … Continue reading

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That bucket list.

After dinner talk amongst friends in convivial situations  often leads to that regular subject ….  “what would you put on your ‘bucket list’? Greatly interesting insights into friends can emerge from such discussions, and we all have had, I am … Continue reading

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Kill or cure?

In days gone by doctors/surgeons/apothecaries had often novel ways to deal with sickness. One of these was the use of leeches to suck blood from the poor hapless victim of illness. Occasionally this was useful – as in the leeches … Continue reading

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