Category Archives: Mourning

Echoes of War

My mind is still reeling from watching the commemorations to mark one hundred years since the end of The Great War. I don’t believe that it’s possible not to be moved by the pictures and stories that were paraded before … Continue reading

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The Choirboys

Last Sunday, my daughter Tanith presented me with a unique and unforgettable handmade card and a very welcome bottle of superior red wine for Father’s Day, while my son Jack bought me a book that had long been missing from … Continue reading

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Manchester Attack

For weeks, I’ve been growing more and more angry and exasperated when I’ve been watching television, on account of all the lying, bickering politicians, reporters and supporters. Today, I’ve been hearing stories of little girls with plastic bags burned into … Continue reading

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In Loving Memory of My Friend Tariq

Around six years ago, I had the spectacular good fortune of being introduced to Dr Tariq Idris, who was well-known at the time as a cosmetic dentist practising in London’s prestigious Harley Street. I met Tariq at a time when … Continue reading

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The Fox’s Daylight Blessing

For several years, when I’ve sat outside my back door after dark, gazing up the length of my rambling garden into the long grass and the shadows around the distant outbuildings, I’ve often been visited by a fox, meetings I’ve … Continue reading

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For the Parisians

Late last night, I watched the news until it became unbearable, when footage appeared carrying with it the piercing screams of innocents in the extremes of fear and distress. Aside from voicing my sorrow for all those affected by last … Continue reading

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Whenever I hear waves upon a shore I’ll always think of how one June, two score Of innocents who worshipped peace and sun Were murdered by a monster with a gun. I pray their gentle souls will find repose I’m … Continue reading

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