Monthly Archives: January 2012

Words or weight?

Since getting rid of the pesky wisdom tooth in the first week of January and being able to start my bacon and eggs diet I have lost 8lbs.  Stalled somewhat this week with the re-introduction of red wine. But amazingly … Continue reading

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A Private Monastery

I was reading Jeanette Winterson’s latest online column (here) in which she says ‘the quiet withdrawal of reading is like a private monastery’.  Its a beautiful phrase and image.     This is why I read; for the secular holiness … Continue reading

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Hello New Year, Hello Blank Slate

Now that the fuss of Christmas is over then life can be in earnest again.  No false hilarity, no fake fun, no more indulgence, just life stripped back to the bone.  The puritan in me likes January, likes people better … Continue reading

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