Month: December 2012

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Putting Yourself in Hope’s Way

I’ve had a weird year. I’m not going into it. Some things have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams, somethings have crashed and burned, some things drag dully on till you don’t know if you can go on dealing with them (the post about the central heating fiasco will probably appear in the New Year when…
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December 31, 2012 4

Happy Christmas Everyone

Welcome to our clean, tidy and very cold house. After much angst, time on the phone and three visits from our engineer, we still don’t have reliable central heating, but we do have an open fire, a working cooker and an immersion heater, so we will be counting our blessings and enjoying each other’s company…
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December 24, 2012 1

The Week of Starting Over

It’s done. Everything clean and fresh and full of light. Books and pictures back. Some things moved around a little. And some things back where they were. It’s not so different, but it’s calmer, simpler, more serene. As I hope next year will be. A few new followers have recently joined up – you are…
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December 11, 2012 0

Two Winter Haikus

fifteen long-tailed titstrapezing on the birch stemscatching December sun dark wings against the snowtwo buzzards circle, harvestingthe dead of winter

December 4, 2012 0

The Week of the First Snow

These are old photos, taken about this time of year, but two years ago. That’s because the last couple of weeks have been taken up with family things – our son’s graduation (in nursing – with distinction – which is an enormous pleasure) my mother’s move into residential care, and absorbing the outside school responsibilities…
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December 3, 2012 0