Grinling Gibbons

1648 – 1721, across the reigns of Charles II, James II & William of Orange. English parents, brought up in Rotterdam. The greatest woodcarver, his lime wood carving was so fine that it was said a pot of carved flowers above his house in London would tremble from the motion of passing coaches. He made […]

Vitamin D and Vitamin P

I have just spent a couple of hours looking at these books again. I first met them in 2008, when I found them unfathomable and impenetrable. I can remember the uncomfortable feeling they gave me, even to the point of knowing which particular room I was in at the time. Now they seem like a […]

Wedding Ring

I wore a wedding ring between 1974 and 2007, with happiness and pride, a Blue Peter badge of family My finger no longer shows the indent and pallor of those years My soul no longer shows the indent and pallor I miss my sense of mutual commitment and sharing but now I don’t need a […]