My husband Andrew, who began this blog in July 2011, died peacefully on September 3rd 2012, at the age of 83, following a sudden brief decline after long-term chronic illness. As I go through his notebooks, I come across pieces of writing which I'd like to share here. I'll date them when written, as far as I can ascertain (not all his scribblings are dated). At some point this blog will become an archive, without further additions. — Rosemary Nissen-Wade

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4, 5.30 a.m.

Levi licks my hand, which is hanging off the bed. I pat him gently. 

Rosemary, still asleep, throws up her arm before letting it down slowly. Freya, Levi’s sister, leaps on the bed.

Rosemary sleeps on.


  1. Hello, Andrew. I came across your new blog in the Blogroll for the July River of Stones. I really like the straightforwardness and precision of your writing.


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