Latest Posts

Walking in the World

Collision of My Worlds


I went into in London to take a textiles class yesterday, and lingered well into the evening for dinner and an after-dark wander back to Fenchurch Street. Most impressive was peeking into the deserted Leadenhall Market which was the setting for…

16 Oct 2016

Macmillan Night


Britain has the most wonderful cancer support charity imaginable, and every year they urge us to hold “coffee mornings” to raise money to keep the charity running. In this day and age, everyone one of us knows someone who has…

14 Oct 2016

A Ton of Wood


We’re getting ready for winter. We’ve converted the old WW2 brick bomb shelter in our back garden into a woodshed and stacked it to the ceiling with fire supplies to keep us warm whatever comes. Some years are mild, others more cruel,…

12 Oct 2016

Jeff’s Morning


As if to prove the point that where we live is a world away from London, Jeff snapped this picture on his early morning wanderings along the Canvey Island seawall where he keeps a close eye on bird migrations this…

07 Oct 2016

Across the Causeway


Living out on the Thames estuary is a far cry from living in London. Sometimes I long for a more cosmopolitan community, but other times this seems just right for me, particularly when I’m out with Jeff and he encourages me…

03 Oct 2016

An Essex Gem


While I was working on Tuesday evening, my sweetie was planning a Big Day Out to take advantage of Wednesday’s predicted good weather, probably one of the last warm days of 2016. Once the schools traffic had died down we drove out…

29 Sep 2016

Vanessa atalanta


Summer is drawing to a close so we won’t be seeing many more of these little beauties this year, but we’ve found this Red Admiral butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) huddled outside our office window several times lately, just out of camera…

27 Sep 2016

Layers of Pilgrimage


I didn’t mean to be a tease. When I last posted, I was heading off on pilgrimage, full of intentions to blog my journey. Oh when am I going to learn? Pilgrimage inevitably takes on a life of its own…

26 Sep 2016

New Friends, Old Stories


We are having a wonderful journey, deeply profound for both of us,  on many levels. We arrived in Vaplan, Sweden, yesterday afternoon. Lisa’s father was born here, and is obviously still well regarded and deeply loved, and his family is…

02 Sep 2016

Setting Forth


Another adventure begins! Jeff and I drove around the dreaded M25 to rendezvous with my long-time pilgrimage companion, Lisa Moriarty. Jeff will keep the home fires burning while Lisa and I head off on a multifaceted pilgrimage to Sweden and…

01 Sep 2016

%d bloggers like this: