Passing The Torch – Remembrance Day

Passing The Torch – Remembrance Day

  This morning a sniffly S and I showed a defiant red ladybird umbrella to the weeping sky, secured our poppies in place and struck out for school to join others in remembering. The day means different things to different people – it means different things to me...
Ties That Bind – What makes us ‘belong’?

Ties That Bind – What makes us ‘belong’?

  My last post touched on issues of Identity, a large part of which is tied up with a sense of ‘belonging’. I often hear people talk about feeling comfortable where they ‘fit in’, they mention places where they ‘belong’ or ‘feel at home’. I even came across...
Playing In Paris

Playing In Paris

Last week S and I hitched a ride with a meeting-bound husband to Paris, Ontario – pop. 11,763. It was somewhere we’d never been. We had no phone, little money and zero need for either. While K went to meetings and lunched with clients we spent three hours...
Childhood Is A Foreign Country

Childhood Is A Foreign Country

  “The Past is a foreign country: they do things differently there” The Go-between, L P Hartley 1953   At five I played ‘Ring-O-Ring-O-Roses’ and ‘What’s The Time Mr Wolf’. I went to birthday parties, passed the parcel, ate cubes of pineapple and cheese...
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