Monthly Archives: June 2011

Wood ball

A few miles of walking, to and from the office early morning and early evening. From the shade of the avenue you look out on a dazzling plain of sunshine green. Four full games of cricket in progress, all the … Continue reading

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Road less travelled

You attempted a road less travelled in the morning. A trail that winds beyond one of the playing fields into light woods and meadow. Bounded by a bend in the river. Should have brought you out by the reconstructed water … Continue reading

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All dignity

Around 7.30 am on the trail, where the last of the suburban groves give way to the green tunnel, a slim gentleman walking his slimmer greyhound. You’ve passed them a few times and know to brake respectfully. The dog always … Continue reading

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A single fat drop

Possibly nodded off again during an afternoon workshop in which you were taking no constructive part. But it would have been noticed. You were beside the flipchart with a marker pen, recording the fruits of the discussion. Glorious full-on blue … Continue reading

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Glee

Sunday: blue sky, temperature in the upper 20s. Got sunburn sitting at a picnic table by the playground in Llandaff Fields while the kids ran after bubbles. Slow-cooked a beef stew in the oven all afternoon with Alice Waters looking … Continue reading

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Exhausted

Saturday: The centre of the city around midday, lanes and pedestrianized streets crowded with festive flag-waving speedway fans. Wandering in knots and congregating in national groups outside pubs. Their Grand Prix later in the day at the Millennium Stadium. You spent a good three hours … Continue reading

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Tomato ketchup faces

Sublime sunny morning by the river. At 7.15 am there’s still a faint frostiness on the air. Dew glittering like diamond dust across acres of playing field. Rain all afternoon and on into the bright evening.   Homemade hamburger, tomato ketchup … Continue reading

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