The front seat

I was travelling by car with my family. I sat in the back seat for the first time probably ever. I had an idea for a short story. This is an excerpt. I hope you like it. The shopping list wasn’t long. Just a lot of it. No one ever managed to bring enough material... Continue Reading →

No More Shadows

My mother-in-law passed away July 17, 2022. She was a part of my life for 39 years. She is resting now. But out if pain. Ruby Morton No More Shadows Her days were shadows Foggy and blurrred She wanted to scream But couldn’t be heard Struggling through the maze her life had become She fought... Continue Reading →

Introducing Ruth

My dear friend Dean Parsons challenged me one day a few years ago to write a story about myself and the Characters from the last show I watched. Instead of writing about myself I came up with this character named Ruth. I have no idea why I chose not to be myself as challenged. But... Continue Reading →

Monday mornings

Monday mornings were Ruth’s favourite morning of the week. While everybody dreaded getting up, getting dressed and heading off to their busy day - her husband to work the boys to school - she would stand in the window and wave happily as they left after the long weekend of busy life. She would smile... Continue Reading →

Slow down. You’re doing fine.

“Slow down you're doing fine. You can't be everything you want to be before your time.” “Vienna“ by Billy Joel. When was the last time you listened to that song? I haven’t really paid much attention to it for several decades. However recently snippets of it have been making the rounds on Instagram and TickTock... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Obernai

A beautiful way to spend a day, here in the Alsace region of France, is to leave wonderful Strasbourg and head out to the utterly beautiful little market town of Obernai.Steeped in history, I hope that some of the photos that I took on my phone (sorry the quality is not better) will leave you... Continue Reading →


As ever, I find that time flies before I have even blinked an eye! It has already been too long since my last post, here, but better late than never, right?I arrived in France and it is truly a joy to be here. This is a most beautiful country and Strasbourg is a city that... Continue Reading →


Do you find yourself wide awake, in the small hours of the night? Here in England, in my final few days before I leave for three months in France, I find myself in my third night of insomnia. For the last two nights, I slept only at 6am through to 9am. So, I am doing... Continue Reading →

All Change. Mind the Gap.

As I sit here at my desk at home, at just after 1am, I can hear the rumble of the elctric fire that is next to me in the bedroom. It belonged to my late mother, who very sadly passed away in 2020. The little glow of orange light brings me great comfort on a... Continue Reading →

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