I had 2 miscarriages (in hospital terminology it was called an ‘abortion’), one before my 3 children were born, and one between my first and second child. The first at a very early stage, which is very common with first … Continue reading
Depression is poking its finger at me as I lie in a strange bed in Paris, unable to sleep again after the first few hours. There is no radio, although if there was it would not be in English. There … Continue reading
leitmotif – a motif or theme associated throughout a music drama with a particular person, situation or idea.
Ireland is a field of green England is a gracious Queen Czech Republic is a castle America is a gun
Chris Poetry: ‘He wishes for the cloths of heaven.’ W.B.Yeats. Music: Finlandia Poetry: Yeats ‘Had I the Heavens’ embroidered cloths…’ Places: Scandinavia, Donegal Style: Habitat, Conran Hobbies: radio hamming, politics Defining feature: entrepreneur Paul Music: Schubert, Chopin, Classic FM, jazz, … Continue reading
It was on a visit to Paris some years ago that the inspiration struck me. Parc Asterix was based around the story of Asterix the Gaul, which I had avidly consumed from the comic books as a child. At the … Continue reading
I started taking an interest in my family tree, after my uncle, Joseph Anderson, my father’s eldest brother, showed me a family tree he had drawn up, which he had framed and displayed in his home. He would tell us … Continue reading