The Power of Light

The Power of Light The longer days and day light evenings of summer have arrived; time lent at the end of the working day with hours made accessible by warmth and light. People smile more, and outside tables at pubs, restaurants and cafes overflow. Light is positive and is life affirming. In darkness we need... Continue Reading →

Paris- Again, again and again …

Paris -Again and again and again…. How many times do you visit a place? Do you stop after the first time, bottle up those memories and move on? Or do you leave knowing you will return, not because of the attraction you missed out or the restaurant you never made it too, but because you... Continue Reading →

A Surprise Holiday Treat in the French Alps

I knew that something momentous had happened when my friend impatiently brushed aside my enquiries about the amount of snow and the weather on his recent skiing holiday in the French Alps. Clearly what had happened had so impressed him that it was obvious that there would be no skiing information forthcoming until he had... Continue Reading →

Skylarks on the Western Front

Ford Madox Ford’s beautifully written novel Parade’s End is a masterpiece of comprehension through subtlety; the impact of The Great War on the generation destroyed by it captured in metaphorical moments, snatched conversations in symbolic settings and a juggling of time that boomerangs backwards and forwards, completing its’ frenetic journey at the story’s end and... Continue Reading →

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