Author Archives: notewords

About notewords

Guitarist, Music teacher, Writer

Keeping on…

I’ve had very little internet access over the last couple of weeks. I didn’t really plan to disappear. Nothing serious, just life as it happens. I finished my game of tatting chicken. Frankendoily Lives! I scrounged every last piece of … Continue reading

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Wild Bells

I was remembering a poem today. ‘Ring out, Wild Bells’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, although it is actually called ‘In Memoriam’. The link to the full poem is here It’s about ringing in the new year, although it covers quite a … Continue reading

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Into the Teeny Tiny

Originally posted on My OBT:
Kiyomi /@chiisanashiawase2015 Miniatures have long been acknowledged as an art form in Japanese culture. From bonsai to electronics, there is a long, deep tradition of smaller-is-better. But young mother and artist Kiyomi is giving new…

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When Words Fail…

Random ramblings from the new normal. The first lot of medication from the neurologist did not help at all. It just seemed to ramp things up to the extent that I contacted her at 9:30 on a Saturday evening to … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Returns!

Titch is home! Many thanks for all the positive thoughts and prayers, and all the helpful advice. It did help when I was feeling somewhat overwhelmed. 😉 She came in just a little while ago, seemingly none the worse for … Continue reading

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Straws and Camels

I have been trying to put together a blog post for the last few days – without much success. Then tonight my cat went missing. She is old – around 14 years – and doesn’t usually go far. But tonight … Continue reading

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Just a Quick Update.

I survived the perils of big city driving. The Navigation System and I have agreed to disagree on some points – but I didn’t do too badly. The neurologist has said she thinks it is a form of Parkinson’s disease … Continue reading

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