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A Poem for National Poetry Day

A Poem for National Poetry Day

The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre asked people recently to share their favourite poems today. As with all favourite and best-of lists I find it very hard to choose. What strikes with you in one circumstance may not be right in…

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Ronnie

Ronnie

You had that look in your eyes and that purr that defined you. You always knew what you wanted and were very good at telling us. You were loving and dependable. You couldn’t catch birds and micickles; but you did…

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On the seventh day of advent

~ Further to last night’s late night developments, and the need to take Scooter to the vets for his eye operation, and the need to take Emma to the doctor for a checkup after last night, it seems sensible to…

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On the sixth day of advent

~ After the dangerously slippy roads of yesterday (with the dusting of snow we had), this morning was cold, damn cold. Apparently last night it got to -7ºC. Bbrrr… So today I went to work the shorter but slower way…

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The moonlight stroll

I’ve only just got to bed and I’m not at all tired. This is thanks to a half-eleven moonlit stroll through the estate with Emma in search of Bella. We did find her, at the second pass of the bushes…

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Fifth Time!

It seems that little Bella Shepherd enjoys going off and exploring bushes but then once she goes so far, can’t remember how to get home. For the fifth time since May, I have had to go out and coax her…

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Attention Seeking Pusscat

There is a time when events become beyond a joke. When one has to go out and drag Bella out of a bush for the fourth time in two months, is such a time! When do they stop being naughty…

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Woken With a Glass of Cold Water

We had – or rather more precisely Emma had – a rude awakening to her day, the first day back at work. I think how it happened was that Bella, pleased to be home again, spent a good part of…

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Watching Arthur Watch Springwatch

I had been thinking earlier this evening about how Bella usually loves to watch Springwatch. She weould get up as close as she could to the television and even look round the back of the television to see where the…

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Nineteen Days In The Wild

Bella’s back! She’s home, and she’s safe! We left it until after dinner to go out for a walk around the estate so that it would be that bit quieter about the place. The plan was to walk back round…

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A Return To Home

The last leg of our 1,439 mile road trop to Scotland and back was uneventful. We arrived home at lunchtime-ish to be greeted by four loving cats. Sadly, only four though, with still no sign of little Miss Bella. We…

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