Monthly Archives: June 2014

Home (Bitter-) Sweet Home

One minute I’m in a stiflingly hot monochrome (shudder) dress and fur-hooded gown, frantically running through the steps of the Cambridge graduation liturgy, the next I am in the provincial backwaters of home. My village in south Derbyshire is lovely- … Continue reading

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A Poetic Valedictory (or Thnks fr the Mmrs)

May Week (the post-exam week of celebrations at Cambridge, much loved by Daily Mail journalists), as much as I love it, has a bit of a potentially dangerous combination for me. Time to think on my own because there’s no … Continue reading

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Sassy for Christ

Forgive me if I am trapped as a child of a couple of liberals who raised me to the tunes of Bob Dylan, cast me in plays about Che Guevara and put before me a petite working mum holding her … Continue reading

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Let There Be Light

1 John 1:5: “God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” When the Cistercians in the thirteenth century sought to create heaven on earth in their cathedrals, their tool was light. When Matisse sought to capture the love … Continue reading

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Voices

(This was written because I was recently reminded of how lonely and terrifying it can be to not feel in control of your own internal monologue. It’s not something I have talked about with many people, but on the off-chance … Continue reading

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