Two Front Teeth

July 2nd, 2019|

Flying has been a feature of my life. I cannot begin to calculate how many flights I have been on. Not all of them have begun [...]

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Northern Delights

June 12th, 2019|

I've been to Gateshead, where despite the chill winds, skirts are still high. Northern women are tough, resilient to the elements but not without a soft [...]

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Bowled Over

April 28th, 2019|

Now I'm alert to the risks that public parks present me with: stray dogs with large teeth that will "hound" you for your lunch or even [...]

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Put Your Foot Down

April 14th, 2019|

The Plumber was moaning about the cost of running a car. I told him that this was something outside my experience. He told me that his [...]

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Flash All You Like

February 10th, 2019|

I met the Builder coming up the road with his dog. He was chuckling to himself and told me that he had just seen a very [...]

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The Blind Assassin

January 20th, 2019|

My neighbour was kind enough to drive me to #Heathrow terminal five. It rose out of the Hounslow ground like the architectural jewel of an emerging [...]

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It’s Behind You

December 9th, 2018|

I have an inherent fear of snakes. Even the most innocuous of grass snakes assumes the status of an anaconda in my imagination. As a child, [...]

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Cinque Terra

November 24th, 2018|

Weirdly, I quite like walking uphill. There is no denying that age, expanding girth and lack of fitness make this more of a challenge than for [...]

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