Marilyn Unmasking: what’s new?

Musically speaking, it’s week 7

Some of you will know that my husband bought me a harp for my 70th. A 29-string lever harp to be precise; they are also known as a Celtic harp, or a lap harp, or a minstrel harp. I could say that it’s because of lockdown that I’m having to use online lessons. And to…

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‘Old age’ is no excuse for stupidity

When relatively young people use ‘old age’ as an excuse for ‘purported memory lapse’ it is simply disrespectful. At a time when we all have to be mindful for the well-being of the community I find the weak excuses of the prominent and famous an insult. Does it stem from a sense of entitlement, superiority,…

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Autumn Hues

It is mid-October. Over the three weeks since the garden embraced a new season it has been lashed by storm, chilled in zero temperatures, and wilted under a blazing sun. Yet whatever the weather threw at it, up came the plants again in all their radiance.This afternoon I wandered outside to capture the glories of…

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Nature Reclaims …

Nature reclaims what man neglects Yesterday my computer decided I’d been having it too easy lately – so it went on strike. Or perhaps it’s having a giant strop. Whatever it is, it thinks it is fun not to let me access the network. I decided to ignore it and go outside to spend time…

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Locking down on Lockdown

Guess what? Lockdown has me beat. I am weary of reading about it. Exhausted by the hot air spouted by those leading the charge against it. Fatigued reading about the fatuous excuses of the rule-breakers in power. Dog-tired of the defiant rule-breakers and their ‘no-one can tell me what I can do’ attitude.You probably get…

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So glad to have you aboard

Welcome to my new followers Over the past week I have been sharing my thoughts on mental health issues. The best – and most useful – personal support strategies I use are writing and image making and it has been these that I have been posting.It has been wonderful to have so many of you…

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