Reflections on a Life

Reflections on life

CHILDHOOD RE-VISITED, PART ONE.

1951 – I sit in the front row with the little ones, because I’m four. It’s a really big room, with windows so far up I can’t see out. There are some pictures on the wall of Jesus, and of animals, and a big map of the whole world, and there’s a really big blackboard, and it’s on little wheels.…

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Reflections on life

A STUDENT IN THE SIXTIES, PART TWO

Photo – Military wedding photographer – alexbucklandphotography.co.uk Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, 1967, I’m 21. I live in a row of imposingly tall houses dating from the 1700s, way past their former glory. A dark stone staircase winds up from the wide street to our front door, and through that another, this time carpeted, rises up into a large, square hall with…

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