Gratitude is not a four letter word

Gratitude is defined as ‘The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation” and as we come to the end of 2012 I am very conscious of the blessings in my life.  So, in support of lists and clarity and end of year bollocks – I thought...
Writing a list, checking it twice…

Writing a list, checking it twice…

You know, I’m a big fan of the list.  I have been known to write lists of lists so I can keep track of where I am up to and what I need to do.  I have shopping lists, work to-do lists, home to-do lists, packing lists, lists of movies I’d like to...

Despair! For the rats-tail flourishes

Its hot.  The background is coloured with the sound of cicadas and the crackling of dry grass underfoot.  The smell is baked concrete and sprinkler mist.  It’s a perfect summer’s day.  Take a girlfriend, find a bar with air-conditioning...

Housework is an art form

“I think housework is far more tiring and frightening than hunting is, no comparison, and yet after hunting we had eggs for tea and were made to rest for hours, but after housework people expect one to go on just as if nothing special had happened.” Nancy...