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March 30, 2020

Famine or Feast?

I never thought I’d live to see empty supermarket shelves in the UK; or having to queue up to even enter the store. (more…)
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March 26, 2020

The World is Still a Handkerchief

The seafront at Herne Bay was eerily quiet. (more…)
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March 24, 2020

Eternal Christmas?

It was a very different kind of Sunday. (more…)
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March 20, 2020

Saved by the Chocolate Cafe

There is just one café left in Canterbury where you can sit down inside (at a certain distance from others, of course!) and drink your tea, and it saved me…
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March 18, 2020

A Very Different Kind of St Patrick’s Day

My daughter Miran was due to fly today to Seoul, and then spend 3 months travelling in Asia. (more…)
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March 13, 2020


There was an exciting milestone a few days into March: I was able to sit out in the garden with a cup of tea for the first time. (more…)
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February 24, 2020

Living with Dementia

Our society has a tendency to view old age as a problem and the elderly as a burden on the state; and dementia tends to be seen in an especially…
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February 6, 2020

Once in a Very Blue Moon

Music has a particular power to transport us to another time and place, and one of the songs performed at our St Brigid’s concert had me back in the cosy…
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January 27, 2020

A Nice Cup of Tea

When I arrived at the train station last Monday morning I was greeted by volunteers from the Samaritans handing out tea bags to commuters (I’ve still got in a cupboard…
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January 9, 2020

If Music be the Food of Love

I was struck by two recent comments about the power of music, one from a 99-year-old Kerry woman; the other by a young man from Belfast. (more…)
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December 18, 2019

Viva la Música

Music is especially evocative during Advent, although for some people the memories touched can be bittersweet, as I discovered on a prison visit a couple of weeks before Christmas. (more…)
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December 3, 2019

Concert St James’ Piccadilly Jan 31st 2020