She took it as a serious slight on her impeccable judgement of character that he could even hint at the suggestion that she had may have been wrong to take in the lodger. But there was no doubt about the outcome. […]
I wished I had been wearing sunglasses when I left work this evening. Then no one, neither stranger nor acquaintance would have been able to see the shell-shocked look in my eyes. All the rest of your body can be […]
‘Radar Love’ by Golden Earring is easily one of the best songs of the 1970s. Don’t settle for anything less than the full album version. Brings me out in goose-bumps every time I hear it. It’s electric.
You can tell an enormous amount about a person just from the way they keep their desk top. Or not as the case may be. A clear desk signals tidiness, order, control. This is someone who cares. Someone who matters […]
If you think you will ever be able to entice me into voting for you Ken – think again. It’s not going to happen. I’ve always been on the other side. I’m sticking to my colours, my guns; what goes around comes […]
The rattle of the keys in the door signalled his arrival. All the house went quiet. We all froze. We always did. And waited. The door burst open and it was slammed shut. Then came the usual outpouring of […]
Come follow me. Let me take you on a journey into my world, into my private domain. I will take care of you. I will nourish you, sustain you and build up your self-esteem. I will turn you round and make you into a […]
The lovely new puppy had left a fresh puddle on the kitchen floor. Mongrol. It was wet, yellow and warm to the feet. Where there’s liquid there’s always sometihng more solid lurking and sure enough I trod in that […]
See these pins? They have walked long and far. They’ve lasted the distance. Made do with tired feet and broken heart. Kept on going. Journeymen. Unrelenting. I don’t care what you say. These legs have legs.
He: You have the most exquisite feet.
It’s the first thing he ever says to her. As chat up lines go it’s a conversation breaker before the rest of the discussion has even been embarked on. She […]
I think there is still some small residue of hate left lingering in his heart. It won’t shrink any further. I sense it every time I look at him and he looks past me or through me or around me. Anywhere but at me. […]
Tree trunk or brass bound trunk? The latter I think. Now that was a Nancy Drew mystery and a half. One of the first ones I read if I recall. Back in the day. Whatever happened to Carolyn Keene? Turns out she was a […]
I have a picture of him fixed in my mind. Perfect just perfect. A fantasy. A memory. A snapshot from a happier time, when we were young and free. I can go back to that image and dwell there whenever I need to. A […]
The ratings for sports news shows on TV and radio have gone through the roof this week after what happened to Fabrice Muamba on Saturday night. Everyone holding their breath and praying for good news. Get well […]
Love is a staple in our house. Always there. Always needed. Right on tap like the ice machine in an American fridge. Don’t have to buy it in. Maybe we take it for granted. Maybe we don’t. Sometimes a regret. […]