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Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

Lest we forget…

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Birdsong is undoubtedly one of the best known modern novels about World War I so it’s not surprising that a new edition has been issued to coincide with the centenary. 838 more words

Book Review

The Birds

The first visitors were struck silent
by the utter abandon of this land.
The forest and the calls of the birds
descended like unanchored bells… 233 more words


'The Summer of '69' or "what I call " 2014 ...

Being the organised and professional teacher I am, I have not brought home the SUPER 7 tasks I have set for the summer !

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Slump never into a morbidity; kiss a double T instead, etc.

I know the Latin names of only two birds, and the Eastern Kingbird is one of them: TYRANNUS TYRANNUS. It’s just the same word twice, which allows for easy remembering, and whenever I see one I exclaim “Well, it looks like there’s a double T around here” but afterwards I always feel foolish and slump into morbid self-chastisement. 66 more words

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

What can I say about this book? It was pretty hard going to start with and took me a long while to get into it. But then I have never read anything, since school about the Great War and back then it was text books focusing on the event not the story of someone in particular. 31 more words


Waiting for Rain

Smell it in the air,
feeling of impendingness,
a sense of silence,
broken moments of birdsong.
Everything is listening.

Gratitude List:
1.  Yesterday’s music
2.  Smell of rain in the air… 13 more words


Teenage Blackbird

We have had Blackbirds in our garden every year for many years now but this year there are more than ever. A family of 5 lost one of their crew to one of the local cat recently but its youngest sibling is still around and enjoying the seed we put out for it and the other birds. 54 more words