Travel by train

Like we hop on planes these days – or we did before the pandemic – there was a time not so long ago that train travel was the rule not the exception. Train travel remains rather expensive if you’re going on a long journey. The cost reversal reminds me of the truth that once upon…

Funeral story #3

I had a request from a family to do the funeral of their mother, who had passed away having suffered from Alzheimer’s. Again, this was a really lovely family. Gentle with each other, empathetic to each other’s loss and somewhat received that their mother’s suffering had come to an end. On the day of the…

Apple crumble – homemade

First of all let me say that my part in this was minimal! We have a lovely apple tree right behind our deck which gives us lovely shade and lots of apples – like hundreds of them. They don’t grow to be huge (it was a very dry summer) but they are very sweet. As…