May 26, 2019

The Mills of God grind slowly….

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:12 pm by Aleksan

Looking at those ridiculously large red Poppy Heads as the day comes to it’s end, listening to the evening chorus of songbirds, feeling strangely warm in the still air – and remembering how dark and cold it was at this time, 9PM, six months ago at the end of November. The Wheel of the World turns and “Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small” – to quote Longfellow.

May 25, 2019

Soppy Sam….

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:09 pm by Aleksan

I’m always amused at how Sammy treats me when I have been away – first a sniff or two, then he ignores me – after a while he starts following me about and keeping close wherever I go – maybe he thinks I might suddenly disappear again! He is currently in his lair, by my feet, under the Computer. If I move he moves, if I stop he stops …So good to have him around again – we are both old dogs now, a bit stiff, a bit deaf and not so good at seeing….x

May 19, 2019


Posted in Uncategorized at 9:18 am by Aleksan

It is interesting that so many believe the truth is owned by them alone. There are as many truths as there are people it seems, each looking at it from their own unique position. Some see a snake, some an elephants trunk, while others see a lizard but I know with passionate conviction that it is the leg of a hippopotamus! People see what they want to see, and believe what they want to believe. But perhaps truth can only really be seen by those who go beyond their own ego needs and limited self seeking imagination….

May 17, 2019

Choice and Destiny

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:35 am by Aleksan

I was about to turn the water on and flush a bit of fluff in the basin down the plug hole when the piece of fluff moved. It was a tiny midge with whom I share DNA and space-time for a moment. I offered him some toilet paper and he climbed on board and waited. I shook him off through the open window into the care of the Element of Air, manifested by a gentle North East wind, and I gave him a Blessing to fulfil his particular Destiny in this Apparent World 💥💥💥

May 15, 2019

First Hornet of the Year

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:32 pm by Aleksan

Sam looks at me and I look at him – a deep harmonious buzz somewhere near – we both know it’s a Hornet…and I find it in a nearby window having flown through the open door from the garden. My spirits lift, but I am on guard – they are good at destroying garden pests, but have a hefty sting. They don’t worry around you like their smaller cousins, Wasps, but they do fly in the late evenings and at night. They like to eat Wasp larvae and keep the Wasp population down. So I have mixed feelings – welcome Mr Hornet, do your stuff, and I shall have to be careful not to come across you unexpectedly and make sure the lights are off when the windows are open on a warm night. Just wondering how to release him, when he flies off back through the open door. I wonder where they are nesting this year?

May 12, 2019

Fish and Chips is a well balanced and healthy meal, don’t knock it!

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:55 am by Aleksan

What a stupid and ignorant thing to say – that Fish and Chips is an unhealthy meal! It was one of those clever snide comments on Radio Four. In fact well battered Fish and Chips with mushy peas is a nutritious and balanced meal. I guess those metrosexual toffs at the BBC, that never do much physical work, might prefer Broccoli. But don’t rubbish our national meal, instead give up the sugar that makes you fat….Long Live English Fish and Chips!

May 6, 2019

Garden Bimble

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:54 pm by Aleksan

May 5, 2019

Bubbles, can they meet or will they burst?

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:25 am by Aleksan

Politicians keep saying that the “people” left a clear message in the local elections “to get on and sort Brexit – leave the EU”. I might be in a bubble but it is a very big bubble, because this message seems contrary to many of us. Our bubble expanded in the local elections where the remain voters – Lib Dem and Greens – gained considerably while Conservatives and Labour- working together to deliver Brexit – lost massively. I guess the ultra Brexiteers stayed at home? The biggest percentage of votes still went to the Torys and Labour, but the trend is for the smaller remainer groups. There now seems to be even more division, more polarity – this must surely mean a greater need for compromise and consensus – but is that possible, or will the bubbles burst?

May 4, 2019

Gingerbread House in Faerie Land

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:02 pm by Aleksan

May 3, 2019

Onward and upward for the Greens!

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:35 pm by Aleksan

Torys and Labour both punished by the voters for a Slow Torture Brexit. Boris caught red handed tweeting he had just voted Conservative – but deleted his message when informed there were no elections in London! Best you can say about him is that he is a Liar, unfit for office anywhere. And to rub it in deeper the Mogg is now represented by a Lib Dem Councillor! Meanwhile onwards and upwards for the Greens…