Xanadu

I have no clever offering for today’s letter – X.  Instead I thought about the words that began with the letter and aside from the usual and drawing a blank I asked the MOTH (Man of The House).  Xanadu, was all he said and my mind was revelling in it’s convoluted stream of consciousness towards…

Libraries

My love of books and reading I inherited from my parents, both avid readers. My mother belonged to book clubs, my father to libraries, no wonder I grew up believing books are one of life’s great pleasures and treasures.  Perhaps not solely because I am an introvert but libraries have been a sanctuary from noise…

Music and Drama

My love of music and drama were nurtured and encouraged at home initially and when I attended St Andrews school the curriculum carried my interest forward.  The gramophone in its lacquered cabinet held pride of place in the lounge at home and it was a rare day that it was not used, if not by…

November with Gratitude: Myself

On the last day of November we take the focus off external gratitude and take a look at the elements our ourselves for which we are grateful.  If, like me, you grew up in the 1950s and 1960s you may have been admonished for boasting or having a “big head” if you were heard acknowledging…