Welcome to justthoughtsnstuff

Welcome to jtns, which I've been writing since 2010. Most of its 600 plus posts are about day to day things - highlights from the previous week, books read, places visited - together with photos of what I've seen. There are some posts, though, that deal with a difficult subject - obsessional emotional and economic abuse that went on for several decades and that came to a head in autumn 2010. Writing jtns became in part a way of coping with the consequences of what happened and exploring them openly. This aspect of the blog is discussed in JTNS, An Introduction and Life-Writing Talk, with Reference to Trust: A family story. Now that the pain of the past years is easing (after many false dawns, when I thought it had finally passed), the frequency of the posts is lessening and in 2020, when jtns will be ten years old, they will stop. I hope that you enjoy the photos and reading the happier posts (the majority) and take a little from them. Frank, October 2018

Saturday, 25 March 2017

new bridge, huzzah for the council - this time!, busy tenth week, conted awards at the sheldonian, mst res, terrific review of sb sweeney's facing the strange























A striking new bridge has been built over one of the streams feeding into the Great Book south of Aston, linking the Chimney road and the Ham Lane footpath. Huzzah for the council - this time!

On this sunny spring morning it was a pleasure to be out cycling.

Oxford tenth week but still no sign of things slowing down.

Loved attending the Department of Continuing Education awards ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday. This weekend it's the MSt Residence.

A terrific review of SB Sweeney's Facing the Strange in the Oxford Times this week! It's written by Mary Lucille Hindmarch and I especially liked this paragraph: 'Facing the Strange is a kaleidoscope of intertwined lives told with verve, humour and - despite its darker themes - lightness of touch.'

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