Category Archives: Religion

So sad….

Today I was going to write about me, again. It was to be a, hopefully, amusing piece in which a humorous link would be forged between a Luftwaffe bombing raid over London in 1944 and my birth in a London hospital as … Continue reading

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A jolly good egg…..

Another encounter with the scanner has shown me that the gift of giving can permeate the mind of even the meanest spirited electronic brain. It was as though I had encountered the reanimated, fully epiphanised Scrooge, in mechanical form, cheerily … Continue reading

Posted in Art photography, Christmas, Digital photography, Eggs, Emotion, Expectation, Food and Photography, Food photographer, France, Humour, Memory, Photography, photography course, Photography holiday, Religion, Still life, Three Wise Men, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Breaking bad….so nearly..

Buying one or two of something that is inexpensive will raise an eyebrow, given that such an object will even be available on a unitary basis. Ever looked for “a” sheet of paper, “a” safety pin, “a”razor blade. Take one … Continue reading

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Gold,Frankincense and what the f…k is that….

Glacé cherries and Christmas decorations have something in common apart from looking cheap and cheerful. Their communion is that they both offer much more than they can ever deliver in that they depend on a thin veneer of cosmetic attraction … Continue reading

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Fast food……if you like fasting.

The peace and quiet of solitude is a great pleasure when it is chosen rather than imposed.  Rain drops tapping on the window and the hum of the computer keep the silence at bay whilst ginger bread has done the … Continue reading

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That’s very sexy, Petal

Gardening is good for my soul. Digging and laying paths are good for my body, at least so I try to convince myself as I nurse my aching ageing muscles. Watering, as long as the garden is small, is mesmeric … Continue reading

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