"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010


Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of this blog. Over the past few evenings, I have been looking back over some of my past posts, particularly those written whilst on holiday in France. One of them was this one about our very brief foray into Spain, promping a text message from Hugh. A few tears were shed as I read this unexpected reminder of him but that's how it is. Every now and then something will happen, be said or  be shown on television that gives me a sharp reminder, in addition to the ever present memory running constantly in the background of my brain, of course.
This morning was also a brief jog down Memory Lane. In the field next to the one where Paddy and I were walking are some horses and today there were two beautiful white ones, unfortunately not close enough to be photographed, but they immediately reminded me of White Horses.

I don't remember the TV series but I loved the music and had the 45rpm record. At the time, I was at college, so seeing the horses in the field momentarily transported me back to those carefree days of student life, and particularly all the revision for exams which used to fill the bulk of our hours at this time of year! Maybe not so carefree then...


  1. A bit of research tells me that this theme tune is widely regarded as the best ever theme music for a TV show. It's dreamlike with a clear equine beat

  2. It can be quite an eye-opener to read what you wrote in the past. I've added a plug-in that shows my post headings from five years ago. I can't believe the drivel I wrote!

  3. I don't remember reading any drivel on your blog, SP - oh except the football stuff, of course! ;)

  4. Well done on blogging for that long! I can't look back that far as my old blogs have long gone. Flighty xx

  5. Thanks, Flighty. It's surprising how time flies.

  6. Ahhh I loved that music - and the series too. Thanks for the memory!

  7. Ah, another woman of exquisite musical taste, Daphne! ;)



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