Monthly Archives: April 2013

29th April 2013 – bench

It looks so shiny and new. A deep chestnut-brown bench. Yet it sits on the bed of chipped-stone gravel we made for it as if it’s been there for ever. Our hope of a summer days outside resides in its … Continue reading

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28th April 2013 – kitten

She shoots out of a hedge and lands at my feet with a squeak. She demands to be picked up and settles onto my shoulder, purring. Her grey back and white tummy are as smooth as silk, her eyes narrowing … Continue reading

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27th April 2013 – worms

Without worms, no soil. Without soil, no plants. Without plants, no food. Slimy, small, seemingly insignificant; I watch them munching and burrowing, as I learn their true worth.

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26th April 2013 – pyjama party

The small room reverberates with laughter. A table is stacked high with food brought to share. We sit together, sharing food, games and stories into the night.

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25th April 2013 – friend

She stretches out her hand and places it gently on my arm. A gesture of comfort that’s worth a thousand words. She keeps it there for a few minutes as we talk, reassuring me that I am not alone.

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24th April 2013 – hospital

In the entrance sits a woman in a wheelchair. She looks thin and grey, holding a small cup of water in her hand. Our eyes meet and we smile. A moment of human contact, comforting for us both, I hope.

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23rd April 2013 – St George’s Day

A sunny Spring evening at a village pub. People relax, eating and drinking outside as the sun sets. Two morris dancing sides, one male, one female, dance out our national day with joy and laughter.

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