Tag Archives: community

Pants

Last Thursday, the most amazing sound filled the evening air. Bells! I don’t think I’d realised how much I’d missed hearing them until they were ringing again. Thursday night is bell-ringing night at the parish church behind our house. Or, … Continue reading

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A bright pebble

I found this pebble hidden on the path outside one of my visits this week. The neighbour’s front window was open a small crack. Inside the house, children’s heads bobbed around the windowsill, trying to hide, but desperate to see. … Continue reading

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Home

This is a long one. You’d better grab a cuppa. Recently someone I know wrote an online article about home, and it got me thinking. The topic of ‘home’ is one I have gnawed and gnawed at over the years. … Continue reading

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Carnival season

At the weekend we bundled ourselves up in hats and scarves to see one of the local illuminated carnivals. It’s a bit of a tradition in Devon. October sees most towns host their own brightly lit procession. We have been … Continue reading

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Rapped knuckles

The valley was so still this morning. The sky was pale pink with the rising sun and a white mist hung low over the icy fields. John Berger talks about the key aspect of community being recognition. I love that … Continue reading

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The big day

For me, the theme of my sister’s wedding this week was journeys. They are not 21-year olds, fresh-faced and wide-eyed. At this stage in life things have happened to them and it hasn’t always been straightforward. While things may not … Continue reading

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