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The Bigger Picture

Standing on the hillside with the Sicilian sun warming our backs, I started to realise just how insignificant we all are.  Mere grains of sand on this huge beach of life. Miniscule morsels of meat with a very short sell-by date, walking on paths where others have walked before us.  Many, many others. Exactly how … Continue reading

Mix ‘n Match

Planes fascinate me and scare the hell out of me at the same time. I mean, honestly, who had the crazy idea of sending a ton of steel into the sky and praying that it would stay up there until the clever pilot hopefully brought it down in exactly the right spot? I’ll google that. … Continue reading

Eataly

The dark, ugly, sickening feeling in my stomache this morning is only because I have to go back to work this afternoon and not due to anything strange I may have eaten while away in Sicily. Because everything we ate was amazing! Lots of foods beginning with P – pasta, pizza, pesto, peppers, pomodori (Italian … Continue reading

Holiday!

Holiday!

Eight full days of freedom. No alarm clock buzzing, no morning rushing, no kitchen cleaning, no supermarket shopping, no dirty clothes washing, no pot and pan scrubbing, no white shirt ironing, no bed clothes changing. No nice voice pretending, no perfect tense explaining, no paper-work worrying, no forgetful student sorting, no constant phone calls ringing, … Continue reading

Just one minute

Sixty seconds.  A hundred steps. That’s all it takes to remove myself from the humming modern city and walk into a minute’s worth of discovered peace. And I have an anonymous selfish git to thank for this discovery. An individual so caught up in his (her?) own parking problems that they forgot to realise that … Continue reading