Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Cacophony of Children?

I love collective nouns. One of my all-time favourites is ‘a murder of crows’. (There is something beastly about that bird, its ingratiating hop, and bloodless caw.) Returning from the walk this morning, a school Christmas bazaar was in full … Continue reading

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Let It Snow…on the Mountains

Winter arrived last Friday afternoon. It raged for 36 hours, causing temperatures to drop from 19 to 2 degrees, then tailed off, but not before leaving a sizeable dump of snow across our tallest range, lowest foothills, and on our … Continue reading

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Plugged In

As Blue and I set off this morning, we joined the last wave of high-school kids heading up one of the city’s main veins. Some were in twos, dawdling despite their lateness, others walked alone with more purpose. One thing … Continue reading

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Shopping Days Be Damned

When Blue and I headed out this morning, there was a seasonal nip in the air. The south wind (νοτιάς) which has been keeping temperatures in the high 20s for weeks now, has gone, and the sun is playing its … Continue reading

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A Beginning

On a Friday, six years ago, I reluctantly let a 3-month old yellow Labrador into my life. Allow me to clarify the adverb. I live in an undisclosed city in Greece with a population of around 138, 000. The city … Continue reading

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