Tag: In memoriam

Farewell Beryl

  Beryl Angela Cook 25 January 1929 – 19 August 2015 A lone bouquet of irises lies on a wicker coffin. Tributes are paid to a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend. A venerable husband, hunched, crumbling, stands...

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Remembering 六四

I mark June 4th every year, and remember the hundreds, thousands of peaceful demonstrators in Tian An Men Square, Beijing who, in 1989, were gunned down by the People’s Liberation Army: you couldn’t make it up....

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A final send-off for Uncle Keith

The spreading beech tree is not yet in leaf. Cassie looks on A return to the earth A close family knot Planting Keith’s little fir tree May it thrive Meditation   We spent this afternoon in Kesgrave, Suffolk, finally...

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I’ll spend it how I damn well like.

I gather that 80’s pop star and soprano Sarah Brightman has reputedly decided to spend £34 million of her fortune on a trip into space. I’m not especially a fan of Sarah Brightman but each to their own and good luck...

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Farewell, Nisha

So this is where I say my final farewell to my cousin Nisha, who finally succumbed to the all-encompassing, family-destroying, despicable, demonic disease, ovarian cancer, two days after my return from India, at the very end of...

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六四

Commemorating the peaceful protestors and citizens who died at the hands of the People’s Liberation Army 25 years ago today.

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A sad discovery

  This is weird. In this pic, the Boywonder is standing next to a car that he spotted, parked (dumped) outside his orchestra rehearsal the other day. It’s been there in this car park for a while and, waiting for dad...

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Paws for thought on our morning walk.

Fair enough. But there are no bins. Spring is finally here, but the breeze is still chilly. Still, the misty view over the fields is calming. Church of St. Giles the Abbot, Farnborugh, Kent with war memorial in the foreground....

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I Must Share This Bought This Sari For Princess

I must share this: Bought this sari for Princess MsDD for a high society occasion later in the year. We originally bought a gold blouse but Sister Suvarna and Smita, another one of the fabulous nurses, didn't think much of it. So last night Smita made this instead, taking the… [more]

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton

Spotted this Trabant, which must have been fairly new at the fall of the Berlin Wall, on the forecourt of Douglas Compton.

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