Puppiness and Edginess

It’s been a long week and I just want to thank everyone who took the trouble to write to Jean about my close encounter with SERIOUSNESS last Sunday morning.

I’m a lucky pup to be here at all and it was just great to be out on the beach today to see the recent storm pass.


I guess we’re all at the edge a lot of the time without even realising it but edges can be lovely if you’re in the right place.

Rim of my World

Hope you have a great weekend and that you get to say ‘hi’ to a cuddly pup or two.

Lots of Puppy Love,


The Rim of the World

I had a Prof once who was bright, funny, generous and wise. He had a very  good grasp of life in both theory and practice.

His advice for when times got rough was to: Get yourself out  onto the rim of the world and weather the storm from there. 

Being on the rim of the world lends perspective and opens up all sorts of new angles on things.

As I would climb out the window of  life, I invariably found myself on a chair-o-plane flying round and round with childish excitement.  Chair-o-planes were forbidden fruit in my youth as my father had a vision of the whizzing apparatus spinning so fast that we’d be catapulted to kingdom come.

Photo: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=6333&picture=chair-swing-ride
Photo: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=6333&picture=chair-swing-ride

The thing is: can you be on the rim of the world without at least a hint of danger?  It’s all about balance, in every respect, and knowing the tipping point.

The garden swing had quite an element of the rim of the world about itWind flying through flowing hair, legs propelling the seat to go higher and higher, ropes creaking, carving out magical angles and giving  Over the Top a meaning that could and would never be forgotten.