Category Archives: The Home

Pie Season 2018-19: Mid-Season Reflections

A solid start. I think that’s fair to say. Four main bakes into the new season, with the pace and tone set straight from the off, with the Pie Season Classic of Beef in Blue Moon. Two subsequent turnouts both … Continue reading

Posted in Food, The Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My October Symphony, Part 7 – Hoovering Up Shadows

I do not hear the delivery man over the noise of the vacuum cleaner, but over the past year he’s become a usefully persistent knocker so eventually I do. I make a joke; I say: ‘sorry, I was hoovering. Once … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, The Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shredding

Shredding cabbages on Monday. This is not the start of a Craig David follow-up, but is the starting of this year’s sauerkraut. To regular readers of this blog (doing a wave!) it’ll be known that I started with the fermenty … Continue reading

Posted in Food, The Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

In Building Little Houses, I am Searching

In building little houses I am searching for the connections; the reasons. The why? and what they represent. This passage is a start, but I don’t think it’s the all. “And since, in all research concerning the imagination, we must … Continue reading

Posted in Art, The Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Torn-off Addresses

Dad’s birthday last week. His first in the home that’s now his home. I visited, with wrapped gifts and a clutch of cards been sent to the address that was his last year. In the garden we open the envelopes … Continue reading

Posted in Family History, The Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

These Little Houses

… happened in June.

Posted in The Home, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Streetlights

About the new streetlights, the instinct is strong to refer to a ‘they’ who’ve made the changes. A Larkin mindset: world, unseen or in shadows, of clerks and cabinets. But that ‘they’ is gone, replaced by something glaring and tough, … Continue reading

Posted in Creative Writing, The Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment