I love the rain. Well, I love the rain in certain contexts, such as when I can admire it from the security of a warm house, or when I can simply enjoy it pouring down on me whilst I am paddling down a river, soaked anyway. So let me start again: I love the rain … More Evening Comfort (written Tuesday 05/07/2011)
Tuesday 21/06/2011 I am sitting in Heathrow airport, as the evening of the longest day of the year draws in, the sky a hazy and sun-splashed blue. Today has not been a good day, and I feel somewhat torn between looking back over it to try and analyse why, and simply looking forwards to the … More Thoughts from an aeroplane #1: London to Cape Town
I was very pleased to hear from Dirk yesterday that they had arrived safely in London (despite nearly missing their plane from Inverness), and from Anna today that they are back home in Cape Town safe and sound.
These are the emails I sent out to family and friends in the first weeks after the death of my mother, Tessa Cousins, on the 31st May 2011.