Tag Archives: Blueboy

The Shallows’ Heartfelt Chime

I do not feel as if I have the weight of the world on my shoulders, but I try to take a regular interest in current affairs, so it follows that there should be occasions when the news is not … Continue reading

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Blueboy, Comes Quondam, Comesque Aeternus

Over the last few months, numerous people have urged me to get another dog and I readily accept that these things have been said to me with the best of intentions. I greatly appreciate these kind thoughts, because despite the … Continue reading

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Et In Arcadia Ego

My bad days are now so few and far between that I had come to believe that they were mercifully at an end. Today, however, was the fifth bad day in a row, more than at any point since I … Continue reading

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Blueboy’s Stream

The day will come when I write an elegy for Blueboy, but that will have to be when I’m feeling a lot better and when I’ve returned to something resembling my old, former self. As well as writing a commemorative … Continue reading

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

I’ve loved fireworks and Bonfire Night ever since I was a child; the bigger, louder and more protracted the display, the better, while my propensity for these things is undoubtedly a reason why I enjoy Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, V for … Continue reading

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[There is] No Rest [for the Wicked Ones]

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a prolific writer and correspondent, while I’ve been an equally enthusiastic conversationalist and raconteur who, in the tradition of Samuel Johnson, loves to “have out his talk”. All these aspects of … Continue reading

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“We Live as We Dream – Alone”

From 1988 to 1991, I worked on a mediaeval jousting tournament that was based at Breamore, just outside Salisbury. I always worked with the touring unit, so my travels took me around the British Isles, Europe, Scandinavia and Russia in … Continue reading

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