Monthly Archives: December 2011

At the end of the year

I stand on the earth, barefoot, planted in the compost of my past years. The compost is made with roses, blackberries and spines. It is sweet and sore and joyful and despairing. If I had wings and the gift of … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to switch off the cat…

Our nine-month-old kitten, Harry is a bit of a character. We nursed him through Parvovirus, also known as Feline Enteritis and kept him hydrated, knowing that if he recovered, there was a risk of Ataxia (or nerve damage). Harry couldn’t … Continue reading

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Black Dog? No, Black Hole

How do I describe my feelings? Am I depressed or just generally ‘down’? I’m not entirely sure, but I’m not particularly sparkling company at the moment. The Black Hole hovers somewhere behind my right shoulder and on a bad day, … Continue reading

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