Monthly Archives: August 2015

Cat Lady

Almost done, the washing machine hummed by my legs as I looked out on the world distractedly and saw old Margaret Hook from up the street. She is the one that everybody calls the Old Cat Lady. She was standing … Continue reading

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Austerlitz

On the train back from London one Sunday I got into conversation with the guy sitting next to me. That could have been a scene or scenario from W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz. Indeed, the book was the catalyst for our … Continue reading

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Elle

An alien species I can’t live with or live without. In previous lives I’ve felt the harshness of her humour, the cut of her criticism, and I’ve diminished under the demeanour of her determined beauty. I’ve often dreamed of lying … Continue reading

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Wonderful Adventure – Part 3

When we left our hotel, I required my sunglasses. But I knew the clear and bright weather wouldn’t last. Our hotel was situated one junction back on the M4 from Windsor. A ubiquitous five-minute journey. Still it was enough time … Continue reading

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Wonderful Adventure – Part 2

I think we arrived so early the staff hadn’t begun setting up. We were still two hours from opening time. Since it had stopped raining I suggested to George we go for a walk and have a look around. George … Continue reading

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Wonderful Adventure – Part 1

Adventure comes in all shapes. The Dude and I have had many in his short, almost, eight years. Our latest began On Sunday 23rd August. The process of packing what a young fella might need on a long journey, what … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

Not so long ago, one Saturday early in the morning, I went over to The Dude’s house as I always do. As I parked the car, after a typical search for a hard-to-find parking space, I could feel anger rising … Continue reading

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