This day our daily bread

It’s hard to know what day it is currently. Many of the routines that differentiated our Mondays from our Tuesdays,…

Schooling and Testing

This morning one of our current educational hunches was confirmed: all practical GCSE and A level examinations have been cancelled.…

Silver-Lining Blessing

This is a photograph of our family having dinner together one evening earlier this week. It was a happy occasion…

“More than a badger”

‘Tis the season of the end-of-semester deadline, of the darker morning, and the even darker evening. For some of us…

Coming to terms

Making my way through Oxford’s monumental streets, early on a crisp October day, as the sun is casting her good…

Réveillon in the Alps

Today I spent a New Year’s Eve like no other. This morning saw me make the ascent of a mountain…

July Joy

July is National Ice Cream Month (at least in the United States). For me, the arrival of July is the…

The Time of Our Lives

We watched the televised pictures intently as invited guests made their way across those familiar damp cobblestones, moving out of the…