On Looking Back and Moving Forward

     It’s funny isn’t it?  We spend so much of our adult life look back on the past, considering what we could or should have done differently, where we went wrong perhaps, reflecting on what brought us to this place we’re at right now.  Children are the opposite; the youngest ones living in the moment,Continue reading “On Looking Back and Moving Forward”

Good Fences Make Good Neighbours

“Good fences make good neighbours;” so says the narrator’s neighbour in the American poet, Robert Frost’s, poem ‘Mending Wall‘. It begins: “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…” a sentiment many farmers could agree with. Of course, the wall in the poem is a drystane wall that the neighbours in question repair by handContinue reading “Good Fences Make Good Neighbours”

Wise Words and Proverbs

Good morning friends. I’ve been thinking about old sayings, and one in particular this week. There is an old English saying: ”Ne’er cast a clout ’til May be out.” Looking at the weather forecast for the coming week, I recognise the truth in such a statement. A clout, in case you’re wondering, is a wordContinue reading “Wise Words and Proverbs”