Wolf Winter*

“Thank you so much, my darling,” I say, as Seb pulls over outside my Office this morning.  My darling boy has driven me to work on his way back to the other side of the country. “That’s quite alright, my lovely,” Seb says, smiling at me, his turquoise eyes bright. “Not just for driving me […]

Midnight Mystery*

Am standing at the bus stop at 5.28pm.  The sky is midnight black, as dark as my panther who stands beside me.  It seems impossible that earlier today was walking in bright sunshine.   Buses-that-aren’t-my-one pull up at the stop, fill up with passengers and then depart.   Painventory: 1.  Sore throat 2.  Earache 3. […]

A Nasty Piece Of Work*

Waking up with a start from my afternoon sleep, I realise that it’s 5.19pm. Squeezing myself out from under the panther who’s sprawled across the bed, I sit up. Argh. It’s home-and-self-care-day today, which means: 1. Put away last week’s washing that is still on the airer. 2. Hang up washing in the machine. 3. […]

A Thief Of Time*

“Hello,” Seb says, looking over at me in bed this morning, smiling. “Good morning,” I say.  “How did you sleep?” “Not bad,” he says.   “Well, you were asleep every time I woke up,” I say, stroking his hair, gazing into his turquoise eyes.  “You were making those contented sleeping noises: those hedgehog snuffles and…” […]

Bangkok Haunts*

“Here,” Seb says, handing me a little black bag.  “I bought you something.”  We’ve consumed The Omelette and I still can’t quite believe that he’s here: sitting at my dining table, wearing his grey t-shirt.  My darling boyfriend. “Wow, thank you darling,” I say, taking it from him.  Pulling out a box, I open it. […]

Work. Rest. Repeat*

It’s a grey day and the first leaves have started to fall.  Autumn is on its way.  Must make the most of what remains of the summer, I tell myself. Am glad Seb wasn’t in Bangkok yesterday when there was a bomb.  He has to return through there though.  Wish he would just hurry up […]

Machines Of Easy Virtue*

Seb is engaged in a duel with the computer.  He is trying to sort out how to watch a film on the TV, using the HDMI cable.   “Look, I’ve got the screen bigger now, show you,” I say.  Am proud of my newfound ability to use the Screen button. “But the picture is not […]

The Cherry Blossom Murder*

“How are you lovely?” The message comes through from my Seb. “Just doing some writing on phone on bike at gym.  Didn’t see any eclipse.  Did you?” I say. “No, wasn’t really aware of it,” he says.  “Don’t think it was great down here anyway.  Lovely day now though.  Spring has sprung!”   My darling. […]