From me to Twitter: Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all readers of this blog, and to all my friends on Twitter. Our Christmas and New Year were both sad and happy. The sadness for me, my siblings and our children and spouses was because of the death of our mother, Bridget, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She passed away …

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Poppies at the Tower, looking South

World War One: Poppies at the Tower, Wilfred Owen and Basil Rathbone

Nearly every week for the last 28 years I’ve walked past the Tower of London, for work or play. Sometimes I’ve joined in the ice skating during the winter season, browsed the shop, sat on the benches overlooking the Thames, meditated or worshipped in the chapel. In common with so many, nothing has moved me …

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