This is a test to try and determine what happens when I schedule a post for publishing, and it fails to publish…



Over Christmas I have been reading a novel by Georges Simenon, one of his ‘Maigret’ series. They are suitably mysterious mysteries, not just because of their topic but because they describe a past that is long gone. Christmas and New Years is about looking back, but also about looking forward – with expectation and hope.

The Hill

I climbed the hill yesterday, and when I got over to the other side I saw there were some cows. As I approached one I stretched out my hand to say ‘hello’ and the cow licked it!