Category Archives: Discovery

Returning (or “The Taxi Driver, the Pigeons, and the Cat”)

For this MA we need to do a creative project and I wanted to do some painting for mine. The red-eye arrived at Heathrow on Sunday afternoon. With me were my two heavy checked bags full of paints and my … Continue reading

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The Being in the Crypt

The rains have come. The Great Stour River has gone from being clear and bubbling to a swift and murky brown. The wind and rain strip the trees of their leaves and the air has turned cold. We had a … Continue reading

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Samhain – St Martin’s

I know it’s a bit late to be writing about Samhain. On the evening of Samhain I made up a nice dinner, poured rum for my granny (the nasty one) and builder’s tea for my granddad and grandmère, along with … Continue reading

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I arrived in Canterbury, with my life in 2 suitcases. (I do realise that this is very much a first world problem.) I had to sift and sort to decide what it was I really wanted or needed to have … Continue reading

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Solitude and Thinking

I have been alone here now for a little over a week. It feels strange to live alone again for the first time in many years. Because I am trying to live as simply as I can while I do … Continue reading

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Arriving in Canterbury

I arrived in Canterbury on a late fall day. The air is still warm in the pale sunshine and the nights are cool and damp. I am looking at this year as a kind of retreat – I am leaving … Continue reading

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