Tag Archives: Family

Couldn’t Put Humpty Together Again

It seems I’m not meant to arrive in America via Chicago’s O’Hare airport. In July 2018 a vacation had to be cancelled because of my stupid lungs. This week I’ve just had to cancel another USA trip but only indirectly … Continue reading

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So Good They Named It

The interthing of webbing is a clever innovation. Have you heard about it? It’s like steam engines only it uses much less coal and doesn’t need rails. Or it’s exactly like the spinning jenny if they mean Jenny the alcoholic … Continue reading

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FoodPeopleBuildings

Another London morning, another cafe, another coffee, another pastry. But all with added rain. Scuppers a vague idea of seeing if I could persuade my body to have a bit of a look at Hyde Park today. Instead, having checked … Continue reading

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Lundun

I am made of London right now. Yes, this instant. And this one. And for two days worth of instants to come. All made of London like a proper human and everything. Apart from being mad, of course, but you … Continue reading

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Choo Choo*

Cake. Cake cake cake. Cake cake cake cake cake. Cake. This is all my mind contains today. It’s also some of what my intestines contain. Not all, that would be greedy. I ate some humble pie and a raisin as … Continue reading

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Into Darkness

I am broken. Beyond the ordinary brokenness that comes with living with two chronic health conditions, beyond any hope of redemption from platitudinous anecdotes about how Chinese pottery is most beloved when it is most broken (and, significantly, fixed), to … Continue reading

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I’ve Loved, I’ve Laughed, And Cried

If the past is another country how come EasyJet don’t fly people there? As a person who builds the present on a bedrock of nostalgia which is then terraformed by concerns about the future, I have this time travel thing … Continue reading

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