Archive for April, 2012

It was my birthday at the weekend, and I must say I approached it like a dog going to the vet. This is NOT a good time for the sort of existential stock-taking that birthdays tend to trigger. Nope. So I set about digging some defensive earthworks – almost literally, as I spent much of […]

Signals resumed


After a bereavement, it’s time to restart the chatter. I read this by Deborah Orr about 10 things not to say to someone who is ill. Instantly, of course, the mental Etch-a-Sketch kicked in, mercifully wiping all memories of anything stupid I might have blurted. I genuinely don’t think I said anything too awful, though […]