The heatwave breaks

After so many days of breathless heat, rainfall sounds like music. The first drops like strings introducing the melody, then the full orchestra joins as the rain becomes a downpour, with thunder like timpani rolling wildly overhead. And when the performance ends the dripping and trickling sounds like applause and the footsteps of an audience… Continue reading The heatwave breaks

26.20 – the middle of the year

We are crossing the midway point of the year - the longest day has been and gone. It's strange to think the days are getting shorter, especially when the evenings still feel so long, and the hot weather of the past week means the nights also feel long. This week's exercise: Walking Yes, we're back… Continue reading 26.20 – the middle of the year

10 albums in 10 days

It was one of those silly Facebook challenge things. I saw my friend Ramona was posting 10 albums in 10 days and challenging one of her friends every day to do the same. "But there's no way she will pick me," I thought.By coincidence, I had just been listening to Human League Dare when I… Continue reading 10 albums in 10 days

Why you should be nice to cleaners

It's been nearly five years since my father died. That was a time of much reflection and spending more time with my family than I have in years. After the funeral, there was a small reception in the catering hall attached to the chapel. The woman who ran the buffet was quite rude and whisked… Continue reading Why you should be nice to cleaners