Category Archives: Germany

Not just a grey pencil!

Hrrrmmmmmmmmhhh. Pfffff. :-( It was one of those desolate “the world just ended” sighs that small children do when something awful just happened, (the last flat piece of lego is jammed stuck to the second last piece of flat lego … Continue reading

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Futility

It’s a heartbreaking thing to watch someone die. My old neighbour was 87 in October. I live in the appartment directly above where he resided for over 11 years. He lost his wife to cancer in the summer of 2007 … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Moon Rising

* She leaned against the wooden rail and stared out across the fields, suddenly conscious of how much earlier the evenings were falling as she gazed at the sea of maize before her, flowery tips flickering in a deep golden … Continue reading

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10 things to do lying down

When the doctor told me he had signed me off work for 4 weeks with no sitting, no driving and no lifting after an operation on a herniated spinal disk, I was horrified; one month out doesn’t fit in to … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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Silent Sunday

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Another door slams shut

Good Morning … yes, thank you for seeing me …. Yes, that’s right, I was here a year ago requesting advice on child-care as all the Kindergartens in this area were full Yes, I now have a place, thank you … Continue reading

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